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OTHELLO – West End (NYT)

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Asides from the contemporary setting, the one thing that sets the NYT production apart from others is the sheer energy that all the performers exhibit. While allusions to West Side Story may sound widely incongruous, when one bears in mind the extensive use of choreography for fighting between two factions in this Shakespearean adaptation, it’s not such a strange comparison.

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NEWS: Matt Smith, Daisy Lewis, Hugh Bonneville & more celebs announced for NYT’s 60th birthday gala

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Taking to the stage at the Shaftesbury Theatre in celebration of National Youth Theatre’s 60th birthday will be former members including: Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Daisy Lewis (Downton Abbey), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Twenty Twelve, W1A), Timothy Dalton (James Bond), Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve, W1A) and Gina McKee (Our Friends in the North). More names are still to be announced.

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NEWS: NYT presents season of new writing at Finborough Theatre

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Running at the Finborough Theatre as part of the National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary, the new season of work will run at the theatre throughout August 2016. This new season will feature three world premiere productions: James Fritz’s The Fall, Bola Agbaje’s Bitches and an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker-shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

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NEWS: NYT adapts two Booker shortlisted novels, returns to West End for 60th

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Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has announced a new season of work for the company in celebration of their 60th anniversary year. It includes premiere adaptations of two Booker shortlisted novels, a new West End repertory season, and residencies at London’s Arcola and Finborough Theatres.

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Review: Albion (Bush Theatre)

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Was it only February when broadsheets and bloggers were falling over themselves in the rush to praise Chris Thompson’s stunning debut play Carthage? The Finborough production had every element to excite them: a sinister central plot about an unnamed crime committed by a boy in care, painfully realistic characters drawn with acute observation from his 13-year […]

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