Inside the Rehearsals of…Much Ado About Nothing National Youth Theatre REP, Duke of York’s Theatre

The production will run in the West End from the 7th to the 10th February.

Credit and copyright: Helen Murray

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Youth Theatre REPS’s upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing, which has been revised by Grime artist, poet and playwright Debris Steveson (Poet in da Corner, Royal Court).

This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy is set in the backdrop of a reality TV romance will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 7th to the 10th February and is directed by Josie Daxter (NYT alumna), who has worked extensively with The PappyShow and Complicite.

Credit and copyright: Helen Murray

Featuring some of Britain’s best young talent, there are 1000 £10 tickets on sale for this 10th anniversary NYT REP Company production.

Alongside the production, on Friday 10th February, National Youth Theatre and some of Britain’s leading voices will be hosting the world-first all-night West End youth takeover at the Duke of York. Featuring world premieres of new work by some of Britain’s best theatre-makers and artists including Lolita Chakrabarti, James Graham, DJ High Contrast, Imogen Knight, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Athena Stevens, Dawn Walton and more. Their work will be staged by, and alongside new stories from, the country’s next generation of big talent including filmmaker Omar Khan and NYT Associate Companies Itch + Scratch and Piece of Cake Productions who’ll be curating an hour dedicated to celebrating young Black talent.

Credit and copyright: Helen Murray

Much Ado About Nothing is the first production in the National Youth Theatre REP Company’s 10th season. This will be followed by Bola Agbaje’s Olivier Award-winning remarkable debut GONE TOO FAR! at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 24 March – 1 April 2023. The season will end with a new version of Bakkhai by Anne Carson and directed by Maisie Newman at NYT’s Workshop Theatre in North London from 2 – 6 May 2023.

Much Ado About nothing will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 7th to the 10th February.

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