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Post by Irishdancer » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:14 pm

Has any one heard back from NYT yet don't see any other posts about it for this year

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Re: NYT

Post by possiblypushy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:35 pm

Don't think we'll know before April. It was 20th April last year when we got an email, so still a while to wait :( .

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Re: NYT

Post by Fitz » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:00 pm

I think it mentioned mid-May for National Youth Theatre this year, even later!

From their website:

Already Auditioned?
We’re sending out results to all applicants via email by mid-May.

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Re: NYT

Post by possiblypushy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:28 pm

Fitz wrote:I think it mentioned mid-May for National Youth Theatre this year, even later!

From their website:

Already Auditioned?
We’re sending out results to all applicants via email by mid-May.
This is from the email I received this year before DS auditioned:
"Please note that we audition and interview around 5,000 applicants annually, which, as you can imagine is a lengthy process. Everybody will receive a result in due course, but this may take several months. Due to the volume of applications, we cannot accept phone calls to the office, unless it is to cancel your interview.

Results are usually released in April by email.
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I hadn't seen mid-May mentioned! It will make it a bit difficult to book summer holidays if we have to wait so long.

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Re: NYT

Post by TalyaB » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:38 pm

Last date I remember seeing was 'by end of May'. I'm glad to hear it may be sooner, though DS is 100% convinced it's a no. He keeps telling me not to bother waiting to make summer arrangements.

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Re: NYT

Post by arianadrama » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:16 pm

Yes DS got his no email on the 20th April last year too. Hoping it will not be too much later this year but I too have seen something suggesting mid May!!! Think it was on the website because they have had an unprecedented number of applicants! He'll be deep into GCSEs by mid May! 8-[

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Re: NYT

Post by Caroline A-C » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:30 pm

It does say BY mid May - perhaps that is just covering their backs so that if they are later than usual at least people know. Also, if people are offered a place and cannot accept, then those on the reserve list are contacted. Hopefully people won't have to wait until then.
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Re: NYT

Post by TalyaB » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:22 pm

DS has a recall for Zigger Zagger - given that he was 100% convinced it hadn't gone well, he's as amazed as he is pleased. (And I'm relieved I didn't book a holiday based on his certainty that's he'd be available.)

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Re: NYT

Post by the mumster » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:10 pm

Now I'm quite confused - I though they were offered to join the company as a whole, not for individual productions?
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Re: NYT

Post by TalyaB » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:04 pm

the mumster wrote:Now I'm quite confused - I though they were offered to join the company as a whole, not for individual productions?
It is confusing! The first year that someone is successful, however old they are, they do an NYT Intake Acting Course - there's no production, though when DS did his two years ago, that was the first time that they invited parents to see a 'sharing' of what they'd been doing at the end.

After that they can audition each year (till they're 25) to be in productions. These are called 'casting auditions' - for the first round of auditions, they hadn't said what shows they'd be doing, but they announced them yesterday. If you do get into a show, it's free to take part!

https://www.nyt.org.uk/about-us/news/20 ... nouncement

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Re: NYT

Post by TalyaB » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:35 am

So, after the elation of DS getting a recall, we took time to read all the info, and we're upset and annoyed. The show he has been recalled for runs from 1st rehearsal 7 August (perfect) to performances 7-9 September, which would mean missing the first week of school!

Even if school would give permission, which I think is pretty unlikely (we'll ask after the holidays), he'll be going into the Sixth Form and quite rightly doesn't want to miss anything. After a very interrupted period when he was in Matilda and Billy Elliot, which was wonderful but had an impact academically and more so socially, he really wants to commit to school now. (He's even decided he doesn't want an agent any more so he can take part in school drama without the constant uncertainty.)

I've emailed the NYT, but I can't imagine they'll change anything. Obviously they have dates and venues booked. I've asked if he could be considered for another show, but I'm not holding out much hope.

Any thoughts?

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Re: NYT

Post by jaybeeyellow » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:55 am

Sorry, no real advice, except to say that I find the whole NYT thing endlessly confusing.

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Re: NYT

Post by newgirl » Thu May 04, 2017 10:32 am

So glad to find this thread as was wondering when dd would hear.

Talya - are the shows evenings? So he may not need to miss school? What a shame if not - that will surely affect so many students.

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Re: NYT

Post by TalyaB » Thu May 04, 2017 4:15 pm

newgirl wrote:Talya - are the shows evenings? So he may not need to miss school? What a shame if not - that will surely affect so many students.
No, it said they'd need to be available daytimes too, for teching etc, some days at least. D'S was then recalled for another show, with better dates, and then had a second recall for that last weekend so we're now waiting to hear. His school wouldn't give permission for the other one. As NYT goes up to 20-something, I wondered if maybe that show is mainly people who aren't school age, but it is a shame.

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Re: NYT

Post by mrs_lovett » Thu May 04, 2017 6:04 pm

One of my students has got into one of the projects that starts 2 weeks before she starts her A level exams and she is going to have to leave school early and take her exams at another centre if she wants to take part fitting in rehearsals around her exams which seems crazy! It does seem odd that they don't seem to take notice of the fact that some of them are still students. It is a youth theatre after all! ](*,)

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