National Youth Theatre appeal to future stars

PUBLISHED: 17:14 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 17:28 16 August 2010

APPLICATIONS are open to audition for the National Youth Theatre where Bond actor Daniel Craig started his career. Auditions for

APPLICATIONS are open to audition for the National Youth Theatre where Bond actor Daniel Craig started his career.

Auditions for the NYT will take place in February next year and application are being accepted for youngsters aged 13 to 21 for the acting department and 16 to 21 for the technical section.

Auditions and Interviews for South East will take place in Brighton, Maidstone and Surrey.

007 star Daniel Craig (pictured) is one of many illustrious past NYT members and others include Sir Derek Jacobi, Matt Lucas and David Walliams Catherine Tate and Orlando Bloom.

Matt Lucas said: "The National Youth theatre greatly contributed to my own love of acting - it gave me heaps of confidence and a belief in myself and my abilities. It's just brilliant that this innovative organization exists and so many young people involved will get to enjoy the long-term benefits."

Initial applications are invited for acting, costume, lighting and sound, scenery and prop making and stage management courses.

Everyone who applies will be offered an interview or audition, regardless of previous experience.

All acting applicants take part in a fun, informal workshop-based audition before giving their individual audition.

Technical applicants will have an informal interview, where they will get the chance to show

any previous work should they wish to.

Applications can be made online by visiting or alternatively, forms are available from The Auditions Department, The National Youth Theatre, 443 - 445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW,

020 7281 3863.

For postal applications, completed Application Forms should be returned by Monday January 4, 2010 with the £30 application fee (cheque payable to National Youth Theatre).

Online applications will close on Friday, January 15 2010.

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