Shrewsbury School

National Youth Theatre Pupil Success

Friday 15 May 2020

A Shrewsbury School pupil has made an outstanding achievement by gaining a place in the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Fourth Former Kate Woodman has won a place in the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) this summer. This is an extraordinary achievement; thousands of young people audition every year and only the most talented and committed are offered a place.

Founded in 1956, the NYT is the world's foremost youth theatre, producing exceptional work that tours to the West End and the Edinburgh Festival. Alumni include Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig and Daniel Day-Lewis. Kate will be attending the NYT Summer course in July and will then be able to audition for all NYT productions until she is 25 - so we can look forward to the next decade of Kate's performances!

Kate comments: “I am very excited and could not have done it without Doc Brown’s help!”

Kate has been a stalwart of Shrewsbury Drama since arriving as a Drama Scholar in 2018. Her performances have included Under Milk Wood, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Matter of Life and Death and Murder in the Cathedral. She is currently in rehearsal for our latest original musical, Gatsby, in which she is playing Klipspringer.

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