The National Youth Music Theatre

The National Youth Music Theatre is now celebrating its 40th anniversary
It represents the very best in work with young people in musical theatre, leading Andrew Lloyd Webber to describe it as "the best youth music theatre in the world"

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

matinees and evening performances

Admission charges

£10-£20

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The Battle of Boat - live musical theatre performances

  • 11 — 13 August 2016

NYMT World première production for 2016
Lyrics by Jenna Donnelly
Music by Ethan Lewis Maltby

Venue - The Rose, Kingston

Performances:
Thursday 11 August at 19:30
Friday 12 August at 19:30
Saturday 13 August at 14:30 and 19:30

The Battle of Boat is a courageous tale of a group of children trying to find their place in a world at war in 1916. Frustrated by their inability to join the soldiers in battle, (Somme) the children decide to do whatever it takes to help in the war effort. However, they soon have to tackle their own conflict in the form of a local gang of bullies who will stop at nothing to see every plan they form fail. Heartwarming, funny, emotional and exciting, this original new musical is a true celebration of the steadfast British spirit that shone through during WW1.

Written by Jenna Donnelly and Ethan Lewis Maltby, the British music theatre duo began their writing partnership in 2010 with a commissioned piece for the opening of the Kent Youth Games. They went on to write the percussion-musical DrumChasers in 2011, narrated by Stephen Fry. With several musicals under their belt, their most recent collaboration on The Sparkle Thief completed a second run of shows in Canterbury in 2015. Separately, Donnelly has written songs for artists all over the world including the latest platinum selling album by Japanese artist Namie Amuro, whilst Maltby has composed for major sporting events including several FA Cup finals and the UEFA Europa League.

Supported by Arts Council England

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Performances:
Thursday 11 August at 19:30
Friday 12 August at 19:30
Saturday 13 August at 14:30 and 19:30

Band A £23.00 - £19.00

Band B £19.00 - £15.00

Band C £17.00 - £13.00

or unreserved pit cushions from £9

BRASS - live musical theatre performances

  • 26 — 27 August 2016

Heartbreaking and uplifting, Brass tells the story of a group of men from a Leeds-based brass band who sign up to fight as part of the Leeds Pals battalion. In their absence, their women folk, all munitions workers at the infamous Barnbow factory, decide to learn the instruments the men have left behind in the hope of playing triumphantly for them on their return from war. ( Somme) But how many will make it home? The NYMT’s production of Brass is a spectacle: musical theatre on a scale very rarely seen, with a company of more than sixty of the finest young actors and musicians in the UK.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Where

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street
London
Greater London
E8 1EJ

Admission

£ 25- £15 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone) Boxes tickets are available to book over phone & to be bought in pairs

Performances:
Friday 26 August at 19:30
Saturday 27 August at 14:30 and 19:30

Running Time: 3 hours including one twenty minute interval

The National Youth Music Theatre
Adrian House
Vincent Square
London
SW1P 2NN
England

Website

www.nymt.org.uk

E-mail

victoria.bracey@mac.com

Telephone

07775 597262

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