The National Youth Music Theatre will celebrate its 40th anniversary in style, with a star-studded West End gala at the Adelphi Theatre on the 30th October.
Titled Encore, the evening will feature appearances from past, present, and future NYMT students, with the line up including: Lily James, Matt Lucas, Gina Beck, Jason Robert Brown, Lara Pulver, Ben Barnes, Simon Thomas, Gavin Spokes, Stuart Matthew Price, Jasper Britton and Toby Jones.
Taking place on Sunday 30th October, the gala will feature a variety of performances that will celebrate the last 40 years of the National Youth Music Theatre as well as special guests and items and a taste of what is to come from the company.
Jeremy James Taylor, NYMT Founder and Artistic Director (1976 – 2005) said: “Forty years have raced by. It’s been a roller-coaster ride – but they say time flies when you’re having fun!”
Since the NYMT’s conception, it has produced over 50 productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, premièred 50 new musical theatre works, toured several times outside the United Kingdom, and had runs in the West End and on Broadway. It can also include Jonny Lee Miller, Sheridan Smith, Connie Fisher, Idris Elba and Matt Lucas as some of those who took part in the company.
The company’s 2016 season will include a tour of John Rutter’s The Piper of Hamelin; the world premiere of The Battle of Boat, a new musical by Donnelly & Maltby; Spring Awakening directed by Nikolai Foster at Curve, Leicester, and Brass, the UK
Theatre Award-winning musical by Benjamin Till, to be staged at Hackney Empire.
Encore: 40 Years of the NYMT will take place at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 30th October. Tickets for the event are available to buy by visiting: http://rutlive.co.uk/event/encore-40-years-of-the-nymt/.