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JCS tickets are on sale NOW! ***UPDATE*** TUES, WEDS & SAT SOLD OUT

Young Actors Theatre is presenting a lavish and high energy staging of the show with a cast of 50 young people aged from 8 to 22,  a 5 piece professional rock band and a stunning design. Jesus Christ Superstar, written in 1970, is one of the most iconic musicals in the modern canon.  It tells

YATI’s Xmas party!

We are planning to have an Xmas party at the Samsung KX building in Coal Drops Yard on Friday 13th December from 5pm to 8pm. There will be mince pies and mulled wine as we all have the chance to relax together after the Autumn term finishes and we all go off into our Xmas-trance.

Hope Sizer in Brother Brother Production

Check out Hope Sizer in a lovely production by Brother Brother about what “Home” can mean. https://brobro.film/great-things-happen-at-home

LION KING COMPETITION

Lion King Competition We are officially launching a competition for YATI members ONLY who are 11yrs plus  – we have 9 pairs of tickets to come with us to see the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre! Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 at 7:30 PM Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington Street London, UK  WC2E 7RQ All you

Congrats to Isobel Zamek!

Check out Isobel Zamek (20) who just did a great commercial for Cambridge Press. 

Gene Gurie in the new series of The Secret Life of Boys which starts tonight!

Look out for our own Gene Gurie (centre top) in the new series of The Secret Life of Boys which started Weds 9th October on CBBC at 5pm and again at 8pm.

OCT HALF TERM GLEE CLUB

For half term we will be running the ever-popular GLEE CLUB. A pop-song/musical theatre/mash-up/story telling/harmonising/acting/dancing week long adventure! This is one of our most popular workshops where members create a devised show for the end of the week for family and friends so book early to avoid disappointment. Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 10.30-1.30pm £95

GOODBYE KATE

We can’t quite believe that we are saying goodbye to our amazing theatre and programme manager Kate.  She has been with us for 10 years and so many of you have got to know her over this time.  She if off to pastures new, including enjoying a bit of European Freedom of Movement by spending

Did someone say Christm…?!

Autumn term brings one of the biggest events in the YATI calendar, our Christmas Show!  I can’t reveal yet what it is going to be (other than very exciting!) as we need to first secure permission to stage it.  Auditions will be held on 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 September with recalls on 27

ACTING FOR CAMERA – SUMMER SCHOOL

We are running two ACTING FOR CAMERA Workshops this summer, one for Juniors (6-11 years) and one for Seniors and Adults (12+ years) Great acting is great acting and great actors can excel on both stage and screen.  But there are differences between the two crafts.  Come and see for yourself how you come across

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING – SUMMER SCHOOL

INTRODUCTION TO ACTING (PRE-JUNIORS 4 – 6 years) | Mon 12 Aug  – Fri 16 Aug 10:30 – 1:30pm With Talia Cohen You’re never too young to start learning to act – in fact the younger the better!  There’s a good reason we talk about plays, players and playing a role – acting is really all about play

“MACHINAL”

With a cast of 25, a striking design and a powerful, physical performance style, Young Actors theatre promises you a production that will live in your mind long after the curtain call…         Sophie Treadwell (1885 – 1970) was an American actor, director, producer, journalist, war correspondent, novelist, women’s rights advocate and

Charlotte McBurney in “A Plague Tale: Innocence”

  Check out this interview with YATI student, Charlotte McBurney, who is voicing the character “Amicia” in A Plague Tale: Innocence – a new game. Watch to find out how she brings her character to life!

“The Islington Canal Tales” written by award winning playwright Linda Wilkinson and directed and produced by Susannah Gidley.

Young Actors Theatre Islington in a joint project with pupils from the Blessed Sacrament Primary School bring some history of the Regents Canal alive. The tales of 10 year-olds in the 1940’s to 1960’s are now retold by today’s Islington 10 year-olds. Come and see “The Islington Canal Tales”   Sunday 23 June  | Time 2.20pm- 2.45pm

GALA NIGHT – AUDITIONS CALL

YATI SUMMER GALA NIGHT – AUDITIONS CALL!!! To book an audition email kate@yati.org.uk Our Summer Gala Evening is always a wonderful night of entertainment and fun for all the family and a great chance for all YATI members to get up and perform a song, a sketch, a monologue or duologue, a dance or even

SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

You can now book your place on our summer holiday courses! See our online brochure – we have activities for everyone – adults, teens, kids and little ones! Email Kate@youngactors.org.uk to book your place(s)   Many of our courses fill up very quickly.  To secure a place, a deposit is required when booking. *Please note that

Skin A Cat | Sat 27 Apr. 8pm @ YATI

Skin A Cat by Isley Lynn | Directed by Eleanor Dillon-Reams Book your free ticket now for YATI Foundation’s penultimate production before they graduate, a clowning, ensemble, comedy, that will educate, enlighten, and entertain. This is really hard for me. This is what I’ve spent the last – a long time… This is basically my

Film Company members to showcase in Film Festival

The Young Actors Film Company members, Alfie Sajir and Verity Drew Firth here with Lawrence Brookes – getting their work out to film festivals – our Young Actors Film Company is supported by Islington Borough Council and James Bowsher from NFTS. ENCOURAGED: Festival co-ordinator Lawrence Brookes with Alfie and Verity Photo: South West Londoner http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/norwood-hollywood/  

Bill Shakespeare’s – Much Ado About Nothing | Directed by Jonathan Woolf (Shakepeare’s Globe)

Bill Shakespeare’s – Much Ado About Nothing | Directed by Jonathan Woolf (Shakepeare’s Globe) One of Shakespeares most famous comedies written in 70% prose. We focus on the key themes of love, honor and shame. With no use of set, we explore the beautiful prose within this wonderful play. Mon, 8 Apr 2019 20:00pm Tickets

DUOLOGUE NIGHTS – BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Senior Duologue Night – Friday 5 April at 8:00pm  – book your tickets click HERE. . Junior Duologue Night – Saturday 6 April at 7:00pm  – book your tickets click HERE

BOOK NOW FOR EASTER COURSES!

CLICK HERE for more info on all three courses available.

Congratulations to Priya Blackburn for Bohemian Rhapsody!

A massive shout out to our own @priyablackburn for her part as Kashmira Bulsara #BohemianRhapsody as @BoRhapMovie took editing mixing and @ItsRamiMalek for best actor @theOscars! #proudbeyondwords

Verity caught-up with Andy Serkis!

Our own Verity Firth managed to catch up with none other than YATI’s president Andy Serkis this week on the red carpet premiere for “The Kid who would be King”. As part of Verity’s work for Kids know best | Into Film, Verity interviewed Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart and Joe Cornish too!

Gene is in Secret Life Of Boys 3!

Series 3 has officially launched on CBBC with the first set of interactive episodes went live last thursday, with another new episode following over 11 weeks. The final set of interactive episodes will be coming out at the end of Feb.  

Congratulations to Hina!

That’s our Hina Goto sitting at the piano – she filmed in Budapest a couple of weeks into the upcoming USA Network drama series, ‘Treadstone’.

Check out Lanre’s awesome physical theatre piece “FIGURE”

A film by Lanre Malaolu FIGURE is an experimental film about boys growing up without fathers. It explores how early detachment from a father figure affects emotional growth and engagement with the world. Through a dynamic fusion of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, FIGURE follows two young men as they search for answers both outside

Jemima hits the big screen!

We can now see YAT Managements Jemima Woolnough in Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald! Check out her skills on the big screen in cinemas now! A big thank you to Warner Bros Studios  for giving us these exclusive shots!

“The Mysteries”

A melting pot of short stories that cover, no less than the entire story of the planet from the dawn of creation to doomsday!  Young Actors Theatre are planning their most ambitious Christmas production yet with a promenade production of the medieval Mystery Plays involving 50 young people from ages 7 to 24 years old. (Please

Congratulations to Harmony!

Harmony Gold was shortlisted for the role of BAFTA Kids presenter, and has been invited to attend the BAFTA Kids Awards in November. Photo: BAFTA/Jordan Anderson  

Congratulations to Gene!

Congrats to our hard-working Gene Gurie, who stars in a two-part Halloween Special (Ethan vs the Posers) are airing on CBBC on 31st October at 16:40+17:00, and then repeated again at 19:15+19:40.  Dyana went to visit him on the film set in Northern Ireland : )    

AUDITION FOR OUR CHRISTMAS SHOW!

IT’S TIME TO AUDITION FOR OUR CHRISTMAS SHOW!!! Our big production for Christmas time this year will be…THE MYSTERY PLAYS. These are where theatre in Britain really begins!  Dating from the 14th Century onwards and written in middle English verse they primarily focus on the dramatization of bible stories making them vivid and accessible for

JOIN THE YOUNG ACTORS FILM COMPANY!

Make the film you CAN make today! Be a film producer for the Young Actors Film Company! Every September, January and April anyone can register to join the YAFC for a minimum three month term. It’s free but there are limited spaces. The YAFC is a group of 15-20 young film producers aged 14-24 who enjoy making their own

The Islington Canal Tales

Back in May this year, YATI along with an award-winning playwright Linda Wilkinson and local Islington elders held workshops at the Blessed Sacrament Primary School to share their memories of Islington and the canal with the current Year 5 and 6 pupils.  These colourful stories or more correctly ‘antics’, of 10 year-olds in the 1940s to 1960s

Jemima Woolnough is a Gryffindor Girl!

A massive congratulations goes out to Jemima Woolnough who stars as a Gryffindor girl in the new Fantastic Beasts 2, starring Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne.  This comes out in November. Have a look at the preview trailer  – those of you who know Jemima might just be able to spot her!

Summer Gala 2018 Sat 7 July 7.30pm

The annual summer gala at YATI is always a fantastic evening of various performances from members of all ages! Members will entertain you with song, dance, monologues, duologues, we have even had magic acts! Click here to book your tickets now!  

New Journey for Eva in September…

Congratulations to YATI Foundation Student Evangelina Burton who has succesfully passed tough auditions to for the Royal Central Scho ol of Speech and Drama’s diploma course. Each year they audition around 500 people for their courses. Eva is very excited – and will be taking London by storm with other plans with other theatre companies!!

SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

You can now book our summer holiday courses! Email Kate@youngactors.org.uk to book your place(s)   CLICK BELOW TO OPEN THE ONLINE BROCHURE OR SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A SIMPLE VERSION! Please note that we are now hosting Senior Musical Theatre Boot Camp and no longer hosting the Adults Acting for camera course. WEEK ONE     ACTING FOR CAMERA

HOW TO MAKE THEATRE! – Half-term Course

Do you want to WRITE, CAST and DIRECT your own play, and ACT in shows created by your friends? A brand new and exciting course is landing this half term at YATI, carefully constructed by long time YAT teacher and ex-YAT student Talia. On this jam packed four-day course, you will write, cast and direct

Musical Theatre Night!

Young Actors Theatre has long been passionate about all things musical! We invite you to a celebration of musical theatre on Saturday 19th May at 7pm featuring some show stopper performances from across our student age range with contributions from our Junior and Senior MT classes and our professional acting foundation students. What’s not to

Verity interviews Sherlock Gnomes!

Check out our own Verity Firth interviewing the producer and director at the premiere of Sherlock Gnomes. Check out the full video clip. Thanks to Joel @kidsknowbest 

Impro nights are back!

Quick thinking, high speed, over the top impro games that will delight an audience of family and friends. Book now! Senior night – Tues 24 Apr at 8pm click here Junior night – Sat 28 Apr 7pm click here 

Congrats to Molly Jones for a great giffgaff monologue!

So proud of Foundation student Molly Jones who is the new face of Giffgaff mobile phone network.

Calling all script-writers!

Create a new script, and get it professionally recorded and broadcast as a new Radio drama!  

Ex-YATI student Daniel Kaluuya has been nominated for an Oscar!

And this academy award goes to…YATI!!! Wow! It’s been an incredible start to 2018  – including a ‘first’ for YATI – our ex-student, the amazing Daniel Kaluuya has been nominated for an academy award for lead actor in Get Out! Daniel is in the same category as established Hollywood stars including Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Daniel

Zazie Hayhurst in ‘THE FERRYMAN’ by Sam Mendes

Our student Zazie Hayhurst is currently in ‘The Ferryman’ , a play directed by Sam Mendes and written by Jez Butterworth. You can watch it at Gielgud Theatre. Congrats, Zazie! 🙂     

SIGN UP FOR OUR HALF-TERM GLEE CLUB! (6-11yrs)

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 10:30am – 5pm (6 – 11 years) Yes – it’s time for all the Glee Club fun to start again! Our amazing singing teacher, Fran Fenech and the wonderful Asha Cluer will be leading the Glee Clubbers on a pop song/musical theatre/mash-up/story telling/harmonising/acting/dancing week long adventure! This is one of our

‘Secret life of Boys’: Christmas Special

Comedy drama series ‘Secret life of Boys’ will launch a Christmas Special which you can see next Monday (11/12/17) at 3:30pm on CBBC. Our student Gene Gurie is part of the cast of this successful show, so don’t miss it! We’re sure it’s going to be so much fun! Congrats, Gene! 🙂      

‘THE HAPPY PRINCE’ FUNDRAISER!

Help us to raise £4000 towards our spectacular Christmas Show ‘The Happy Prince’, a theatrical adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde children’s story by Caroline Dooley. Professional results for a production do not come cheap, even when the production team is as careful and as creative as possible. Our production costs for this year are close to

Harmony Gold for the new Cartoon Network commercial!

Our student Harmony Gold is in the new commercial of Cartoon Network Turkey. Check out the amazing video! Good job Harmony! 🙂

‘Absentia’ picked up by Amazon!

TV Drama series ‘Absentia’ has been picked up by Amazon! Congrats to our student Patrick McAuley! 🙂 “EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has acquired Sony Pictures Television Networks’ crime thriller drama Absentia toplined byformer Castle star Stana Katic in her return to television.” “Absentia also stars Patrick Heusinger as Emily’s husband and fellow FBI agent Nick as well as Cara Theobold, Neil Jackson, Angel Bonanni, Richard Brake, Ralph Ineson, Paul

Montana-Lee Joseph-Hayes is in the new ‘My Family Vets’ commercial

Check out our student Montana-Lee Joseph-Hayes, who’s in the new ‘My Family Vets’ TV commercial, congrats!

Adnan Mustafa @ the Royal Court Theatre!

Our student Adnan Mustafa is currently rehearsing for ‘Goats’ at the Royal Court Theatre. Congrats, Adnan! ” ‘Goats’ is a major new work by Syrian playwright and documentary filmmaker Liwaa Yazji developed as part of the Royal Court’s long term project with writers from Syria and Lebanon. Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie (Violence & Son,

Duologue tickets!

Junior Duologue night – Saturday 25 November 7:00pm  – book your tickets clicking HERE 

YATI voice actors on Radio 4!

The Slow Kapow Click here to go to show online An unexpected event at school gives Ed special powers – like turning into a minotaur. Comic drama by Ed Harris satrring the voices of Alex Parry, Fred and Aslan among others!

“The Stage” debut awards goes to our Abe Popoola as Best actor in a play!

  We are so immensely proud of Abraham Popoola, who was been awarded “Best Actor in a Play” last night by The Stage,  for his role as Othello in Bristol. Abraham trained at YATI as a teenager, and then went on to RADA. Having only recently graduated Abe is now ‘out there’ making his mark on the

Christmas Production 2017 | The Happy Prince

  Our big production for Christmas time this year is a version of the classic story written in 1888. THE HAPPY PRINCE by OSCAR WILDE The Happy Prince is a theatrical adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde children’s story by Caroline Dooley.  It is suitable for a large cast of all ages and a family audience. Do you

Summer School was awesome!

We had a record breaking summer school, with over 270 students attending over 6 weeks of classes; musical theatre, stand-up comedy, getting “Cool For School”, dance, our two week production, acting for camera, sight reading, audition technique, voice technique, backstage production, glee club the list goes on… A massive thank you to all the teachers,

Clara Read is in feature film What happened to Monday!

Check out our own Clara Read who’s feature film What Happened to Monday (working title was Seven Sisters) can now be seen on Netflix  – Clara magically clones herself to appear as seven versions of herself at the same time. Now that takes serious talent! Clara was on set in Bucharest with Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe.

Vicki Szent-Kirallyi in “Anatomy of a Suicide”

Our own Vicki Szent-Kirallyi has been in Anatomy of a Suicide Royal Court Check out the full article – https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jun/12/anatomy-of-a-suicide-review-royal-court-alice-birch-katie-mitchell Photo: Tristram Kenton/the Guardian #actorslife

Musical Theatre was a blast!

We had over 30 students aged 6-11yrs in all week learning to sing, and harmonise – and their results were awesome! Video coming soon!

Reuel Guzman @ the NT in September!

Congrats to our Reuel Guzman who will be at the National Theatre in St George & the Dragon after his success as the young #woyzeck@oldvictheatre!

AUDITION FOR THE SUMMER GALA!

Auditions for the Summer Gala on Saturday 15 July are happening! Please call us or email kate@youngactors.org.uk to get a slot! Tickets are also available now! Please call us or email kate@youngactors.org.uk to get yours!

SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES

The weather is getting warmer, and you know what that means… Young Actors Theatre is now offering its summer holiday courses! With a wide range of classes available for juniors, seniors, and tots too, we’re sure you’ll find a class you will love! Click below to see our full summer school brochure. Click on a page to

ISLINGTON FACES: THE JOEY JAROSSI INTERVIEW

Everyone has a story. If you want to change your life dramatically then you need to head to YATI – the Young Actors Theatre Islington – where Joey Jarossi teaches drama to 3-16 year olds. This article was originally published in the ISLINGTON FACES BLOG 10th May 2017. Interview by Nicola Baird. Photos by Kimi Gill Photography.  

FREE FILM-MAKING COURSE COMPETITION

  The winners will also have their new movies published on YATI’s YouTube channel from Jan-March 2018. As we will be using social media, we want to explore the effect of social media or the mass media on our lives – but in a light-hearted, funny and clever way and use this theme to produce

SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES 2017

Young Actors Theatre is currently offering its summer holiday courses! The majority of courses are now completely full. We have a few spaces left on the courses below – Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 10.30am – 1:30pm THE ESSENTIAL ACTORS TOOLKIT FOR JUNIORS (6 – 11 years) The lovely Asha Cluer will look after you

Make-A-Shakey!

HALF TERM WORKSHOP – MACBETH IN FOUR DAYS! Join Jonathan Woolf, YATI’s resident Shakespeare expert for four intensive days exploring the world of Shakespeare’s most infamous play the dark and violent MACBETH.  Full of witches, ghosts, madness, murder and moving trees, this is a story that still has the power to chill and to thrill.

SUMMER TERM DATES

Hello YATI Members, old and new! Summer Term begins Tuesday, 18th April and goes until Monday, 17th of July. Summer Half Term will be the 29th of May – 4th June. Can’t wait to see you all in class!

Check out our YAT member on Secret Life of Boys!

Series 2 of Secret Life of Boys starts on Monday 27th March at 5:30pm on CBBC!   

YAT Member Twinkle on KidzBop UK!

Check out Twinkle Jaiswal’s latest job!  Twinkle has been chosen for KidzBop UK, and they have just released their first music video.  Twinkle played Lavender in Matilda last year and has also been offered a voice-over role for a new animated children’s series, along with Osian Thompson.  Well done to both! * First song of the

YAT Member Starring in: Secret Life of Boys

Secret Life of Boys fans will be pleased to know that the new series is starting soon on CBBC. Here is a link featuring our very own Gene Gurie as Ethan! We’re so proud of you Gene! YAT Management http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/secret-life-of-boys-2-sneak-peek

EASTER HOLIDAY COURSES

**Update:  This course is now over but check out one of our other classes!   Discover another delicious treat this Easter Holiday when you sign your child up for one of our fabulous Easter acting classes! These intensive classes are designed to challenge the student’s abilities in a fun and engaging environment with the breakneck pace

Monologue Nights!

Watch our actors perform for a night of fun and talent! Thanks to the overwhelming response we received last time, our seniors are coming back to the stage to recite their monologues! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry! So why not stop on by?   Senior Monologue Night Fri. 21 April at 8pm Tickets are £10 each! Children and

See what happened at Seniors Improv Night Tues 7 Feb

YATI’s IMPROV NIGHTS are a chance for our students to show off the amazing improvisation skills they have learnt in class before a live audience of family and friends.  No one knows what will happen as all the suggestions for the content of the evening come from the audience themselves and they have to think fast. *** Artistic

“The Space Between Us” tickets competition has ended!

We appreciate all of the donations that were made prior to or for this event. Although the event is over, donations can still be made to the YATI friends scheme at any time. Thanks for the support!!! ***   YATI  graduate, Asa Butterfield stars in “The Space Between Us” which is due for UK release on Friday

See behind the scenes @ The Good Person of Szechwan

“Brilliant show. Compelling story, brought to life by wonderful cast, dynamic acting, fantastic set, great costumes. Must see! Well done crew! Another success Andrew Harries! 👏🏻⭐️️❤️️” Telia Firth  – Audience member “Oh go and see something other than a Panto or A Christmas Carol this year…The Good Person of Szechwan at Yat Islington. Still some

The Good Person of Szechwan – Bertolt Brecht

An intellectually, emotionally and morally stimulating feast,  Andrew Harries directs one of the 20th centuries most significant works by Bertolt Brecht, “The Good Person of Szechwan”. In this new version of the work by Tony Kushner, Young Actors Theatre bring to life the tale of three Gods, descending to Earth to sort out the complicated

No more classes til Tues 3 Jan – **sniff**

What? No normal classes at YATI this week?! Regular Classes start again on Tuesday 3 Jan – Come and try a new class – no commitment – only pay if you love it and want to join! In the meantime come and see our new show – the Good Person of Szechwan – Click Here

Nasty Nick’s Back!

Look out for our own Jude Foley as Nick McKelty in Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe on 12th December! Click here for a preview of Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe!

The Good Person fundraising challenge!

Thank you to our individual donors who helped us to make the Good person of Szechwan come to life! Gratefully received : £475.14 Mrs Anya Sizer Mrs Irina Martin Mr Michael Etherton Mr Matt Gillard Ms Miranda Lagab Ms Lisa Clarke Dr Fabio Bocola Ms Suzy Lucas Mrs Carolyn Morgan Jones Ms Carolyn Davies Mr

BAFTA award win for “Secret Life of Boys”

On Sunday, our own Gene Gurie who works on “Secret Life of Boys” was proud to attend the children’s BAFTA awards. They picked up the ‘Original in 2016 (interactive)’ award! Seen here with the Development Team and Writer Anthony Farrell, and co-stars Joel Guy, Neil Reynolds and Reece Buttery.  

Happy Halloween from the YATI GLEE CLUB!

PRESS PLAY!

Vote for YATI!

Please vote for our building repair project Click here – https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voti …/project/…/16-3717 – you just have to sign up and vote! it’s #free! We have to get as many votes as possible – If we are one of the popular causes we will receive the money we need to fix our roof! To vote for an Aviva Community Fund

!! OCTOBER HALF TERM HOLIDAYS !!

JOIN GLEE CLUB! 10:30-1:30pm each day throughout the half-term. In the afternoons we are rehearsing for our Xmas Production. Please note there are NO regular weekly or Foundation Course  classes held 17th – 30th October inclusive. UPDATE: We had an amazing time this week – check out what we got up to on our Youtube channel! 

Work hard, and be humble…

Click here to see the interview Asa and Ella with Jenk Oz on our YouTube Channel! Ex-YATI stars Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell talk with Andrew Harries; their teacher. Photos:www.sebhiggins.com

Congrats to Clara!

Last Saturday YAT student Clara Read performed at Proms in the Park (held in Hyde Park) with Tim Minchin – well done Clara! She is resuming her role as Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End.      

MEET and GREET Asa and Ella! Sunday 18 Sept 7-8pm @ yati!

This event was a wonderful success… sorry if you missed it, find out what happened – click here! “Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children” is due for UK release on Friday 30 Sept at Leicester Square. To mark this fantastic event we are offering a chance to meet them here at Young Actors Theatre! This Event is

SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS!

This term we will be introducing our new SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS.  This is a class especially for all our musical theatre fans aged 12+ and will have two teachers; Musical Director and singing teacher FRANCESCA FENECH and choreographer TOTO WYKEHAM.  The class will have a trial run on Friday 16th September. COME ALONG! We

Term Topic

ACTING CLASSES this term will be looking at the work of American acting guru SANFORD MEISNER.  Meisner defines acting as “living truthfully in imaginary circumstances” which is one of the best descriptions of acting I have come across.  He developed a series of exercises known as the MEISNER TECHNIQUE and many famous actors use it.

Louis talks about Foundation Course

https://youtu.be/cVVPOnZ6a1g  

Summer School Film Course

Check out the short film the seniors made this summer…https://youtu.be/LoR5_PNBMJU  

Yati Shorts from Junior Toolkit

Yati Shorts from Junior Toolkit    

Classes start again on Monday 5 Sept

Come back !

TERM DATES

The autumn term begins Monday 5th September. HALF TERM: TWO WEEKS –  Monday 17th October – Sunday 30th October. Term ends on Sunday 11th December. Please make sure that you get the dates for this term in to your diary!

The new Bear’s Den Video

Here is the band, Bear’s Den’s new music video called Auld Wives. Our Patrick McAuley stars alongside Joseph Marcell who was Geoffrey in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air! Click here

Passport to Murder

Congratulations to Alex Parry who’s episode of Passport to Murder aired this Monday on TruTV. Alex said it was a privilege to be involved in the project, as the program was based on the true story of the Wilkes family.

1984 @ Playhouse Theatre

Congratulations to Eve Benioff Salama who is joining the cast of 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre from Saturday 18th June. This is Eve’s second major stage production as she was Iphigenia in Oresteia last year.

Interview with Dr Jane Goodall

One of our clients Hope Sizer has been lucky enough to interview the inspirational Dr Jane Goodall for Kidspiration. Please check out the full video below! When Jane Goodall was a young woman, she moved from England to Africa, to study the chimpanzees of Tanzania. She studied chimps by living with them and came to

Disney Promo

Here is a Disney promo featuring Lily-Rose Dowling and Ariella Remus-Elliot. Good job girls! Featured Image: icloud

Drama school

We want to say a massive congratulations to Sarah, Ruby and Eileen, as the three of them have gained places at drama schools! These three girls are currently on our 2015 – 2016 Foundation course and we extremely proud to say, that after a lot of hard work they have gained a place at drama

The Railway Children

Congratulations to Xander Classey and Sophie Alibert who have landed roles in the West End show The Railway Children! Featured Image: ATG Tickets

Fish

Jemima Wright on the set of Fish.

Richard III

Congratulations to Lukas Rolfe who has just started rehearsing for the role of Prince Edward V in the upcoming Almeida Theatre production of Richard III. Ralph Fiennes will play Richard III and Vanessa Redgrave is making her Almeida debut as Queen Margaret.  

Snow White

Shannon Bryant was the young Snow White in a Balletlorent production of Snow White at Sadler’s Wells, as part of the Easter Family Weekend.

Boy

Congratulations to Teann McDonnell who is appearing as a teenage schoolgirl in Almeida Theatre’s production of Boy! Previews for the show start soon and Press Night is 12 April. Check out the show here:

Huskey

Three of our adult YAT Management clients, Ben Tisdall, Jack McKee and John Kristen Vickers, took part in filming the short film Husky. The film is being produced by Westminster Film School and will be entered into a number of film festivals later this year. Here are a couple of photos taken whilst on the

Doctors

Congratulations to Josh Warner-Campbell who was the guest lead role in yesterdays episode of Doctors. If you missed the episode then you can catch up via the BBC iplayer link below: http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07418rw/doctors-series-17-206-sugar Featured Image: BBC

Trailer for Grandma’s Big Schlep

Alex Parry played one of the lead roles in the short film Grandma’s Big Schlep. It recently won the award for Best Drama at the Royal Television Society Student Awards in London, which means it has now been put forward to the National Awards later this year.                

In The Web

James Viller has been performing all across the north of Italy in a show about the dangers of the internet called ‘In The Web‘. They perform to teenagers in theatres and schools and lead a workshop afterwards. Here are some photos of him in rehearsal and in the theatre.

Matilda The Musical

We’ve got very exciting news as we have not one but two girls in Matilda!! Clara Read is rehearsing for the role of Matilda and Twinkle Jaiswal is rehearsing for Lavender- the girls start performing in March and we CAN’T WAIT to see them on stage at the Cambridge Theatre. If any of you want

Best Actor in FIFF Winter

Fantastic news this weekend! Chi Thomas-Hockey has been awarded Best Actor in FIFF Winter for his performance in Doug! The film also received nominations for Best Director, Best Short, Best Screenplay, Score and thanks to Sallie Giles, Best Supporting Actress! Featured Image: imdb

What happens when you eat Dad’s Army style rationing! Hope Sizer’s latest vlog

Hope Sizer has been promoting the film Dad’s Army for IntoFilm. Very bravely done Hope – some of that food looked truly awful! Take a look at the video on YouTube Featured Image: IntoFilm

Mood Trailer

Have a look at this fab mood trailer (for a potential feature film) starring our own Cressida Anness- Lorenz. Please can the grown-ups watch first due to slightly sensitive content (an injury and a shotgun)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGM5cXoWxG4&feature=youtu.be Featured Image: Youtube

Tampa International Film Festival in Florida

Seraphina Beh been nominated for best supporting actress in the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival in Florida for the film A world For Her. The film was directed by Carolina Petro and produced by Nicholas Jones. The film has also been shown in Italy, Iceland and America and has been received well! Featured Image: TBUFF

On the set of Ab Fab

Oscar Dunbar managed to work as an extra on the set of the feature film Ab Fab. He had an amazing time and Jennifer Saunders even wrote him a line to say in the film! Featured Image: imdb

BBC – Secret Life Of Boys

Gene Gurie – new series! – Secret Life Of Boys http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2015/44/secret-life-of-boys Featured Image: BBC

13/10/15 YAT student Hope Sizer Interviews Hugh Jackman!!

Our very own Hope Sizer has landed the enviable job of interviewing some A-list filmstars for Into Film Club! yes wow!

IntoFilm & Kidspiration

A couple links here for you to watch! Hannah Lee is working as a presenter at IntoFilm – here she is interviewing the cast of The Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials – with 300,000 hits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJGp9pZzGds Hope Sizer is also working as an interviewer for both IntoFilm and Kidspiration. Here she interviews the cast

Clara Read on set!

Clara Read on set of What Happened to Monday? with Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe! Featured Image: Teaser

Miss You Already

Here are a couple of photos of Lukas Rolfe with his brother Leon at the screening of Miss You Already! Featured Image: here

The Conjuring 2

Patrick McAuley is out in LA filming the Conjuring 2. Here he is outside the Warner Brothers Studio and with fellow actor Benjamin Haigh from Urban Angels Agency, as well as a couple of the crew members. Well done Patrick!   Featured Image: Gunaxin

What Happened to Monday?

 Here is a photo of Clara Read being interviewed on the set of What Happened to Monday? We’re very proud! Featured Image: Teaser

Litterbugs (short film)

Jemima Woolnough and Phoebe McDonnell have just filmed Litterbugs (short film) at Pinewood Studios Featured Image: Litterbugs Twitter

Medea

Congratulations to Lukas Rolfe who will be appearing in Medea at the Almeida Theatre! Evenings – 8pm Sat matinees – 3pm from Oct. 3rd Wed matinees – 3pm on 14, 21, 28 Oct & 4 Nov Testing the limits of revenge  and liberty, Euripides’ seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to

Cradle to the Grave

Huge congratulations to Star Jones who was featured in the first episode of Cradle to the Grave which aired on BBC Two last Thursday evening. Cradle to the Grave is a sitcom about the ups and downs of the Baker family, set in the 1970s.   Featured Image: BBC

UKIP The Musical win – The Stage Award for Acting Excellence in an Ensemble

UKIP The Musical won The Stage’s Acting Excellence award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Congratulations to James Viller and the rest of the cast and crew on this amazing achievement!

Season 2 of Hank Zipzer

Hank Zipzer will be back on our screens very soon for series 2, starring our very own Jude Foley as Nick McKelty! Last night he got to see a preview of series 2 and had his picture taken with ‘The Fonz’! Featured Image: BBC

Edinburgh Fringe News

One of our clients James Viller is currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in UKIP The Musical (from the 7th – 29th August, The Space Surgeons Hall, 15.10). The stage reviewed the show on Friday and gave it a glowing report, with a special mention of James’s portrayal of the politician Ed Miliband! https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2015/ukip-musical/?utm_content=buffer6bc3a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Featured

Clara Read in What Happened to Monday?

  Congratulations to Clara Read who has been cast in the feature film What Happened to Monday?, starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close. Be sure to see her on screen in 2016! Featured Image: Liveforfilms

Beatrice Playfoot-Orme in Doc Martin

Very well done to Beatrice Playfoot-Orme, who is currently filming Doc Martin in Cornwall for ITV!   Featured Image: imdb

Kidspiration YouTube Channel

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Oscar Dunbar in Father Brown

Well done to Oscar Dunbar, who will be playing Calvin Twyman in series 4 of the BBC series Father Brown. He is currently filming in the Cotswolds. Congratulations Oscar! Featured Image: BBC

Westminster Graduate Film Showcase

Huge congratulations to Alex Parry and Gene Gurie who were involved in two of the films shown on Saturday afternoon. A number of the films shown on Saturday are being entered into numerous film festivals around the world! Featured Image: Facebook

A Song For Jenny

We are very proud of Mimi Lowe who will be appearing in the television show A Song For Jenny on Sunday 5th July at 9pm on BBC1. Be warned it is a tear-jerker, so make sure you have some tissues at the ready!

Chase Willoughby performing at the closing ceremony of the Baku games!

  Break a leg wishes to our client Chase Willoughby who will be performing as one of the dancers in the closing ceremony for the Baku games (European games) which has been taking place in Azerbaijan. Last year he was also crowned the winner of the popping section of the EuroBattle competition – which is

Verity Firth and Jemima Wright in 1984

  Congratulations to Verity Firth and Jemima Wright who have landed the role of the child in 1984 at the Playhouse theatre in the West End. The story, written in 1949, predicts a grim future in which protagonist Winston Smith and his fellow citizens of Airstrip One are forced to tow the party line or

Kareem Onyiukah and Khalil Vaughan in Have Your Circumstances Changed?

Kareem Onyiukah and Khalil Vaughan are two of the boys chosen to perform in Artangel’s site-specific production of Have Your Circumstances Changed at the Former FADS shop in Archway Mall. It’s a ‘Pay what you can afford’ system to see it and no booking required. Congratulations boys!Have Your Circumstances Changed? Former FADS shop Archway Mall,

Press Night for Oresteia at the Almeida Theatre

Oresteia at the Almeida theatre opened to rave reviews on Friday night – Clara performed the role of Iphigenia on press night and here she is pictured with one of our agents Dyana after the show. The show is currently playing a the Almeida theatre in Islington until the 18th July. Here at YAT Management we

The New Boy

Evie Playfoot-Orme’s feature film The New Boy is being premiered at the East End Film Festival – Evie plays Dani in the mysterious tale about a boy who moves in next door to two inquisitive sisters. Featured Image: imdb

Sunday Dinner with the Morgans

Congratulations to Lukas Rolfe who’s short film – Sunday Dinner with the Morgans  has been doing extremley well on the festival circuit! The film has won an award for ‘Best Student Film’ in the US Northeast Film Festival, September 2014. It was awarded the ‘Best in Show’ award at the US Detroit ‘Moving Media Student

Clara Read and Eve Benioff Salama in Oresteia

  Clara Read and Eve Benioff Salama have just started rehearsals for Oresteia at the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Written by Aeschylus, this production is directed by Robert Icke. There are evening performances 7pm, Saturday matinees 1pm from 13 June, and Wednesday matinees 1pm on 24 June, 8 July. This is a stage debut for both Clara and Eve. Great job, girls! Can’t wait to

Gurdas Singh cast in The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse

  Congratulations to Gurdas Singh on his role of  “Voter Number 10” in The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse! The two weeks of performances of The Vote culminate in a live broadcast of the show on 7 May, from 8:25-10pm on More4. Gurdas joins a star-studded cast that includes Judi Dench and Mark Gatiss.   Featured Image: Donmar

Boy Soldiers Film

A group of YATI students have recently been cast in a film about Boy Soldiers. The piece, produced by Mark Maxwell and Three Legged Theatre Company, explores from a contemporary perspective, the experiences of underage boy soldiers in the First World War through the letters they wrote home. The piece which is funded by the

Oscar Dunbar voiceover work

  Check out this great voiceover work done for Everyman Cinema by our talented Oscar Dunbar! Featured Image: Youtube

Jade Rankine in Child 44 out this Friday!

Make sure to check out Child 44, directed by Daniel Espinosa, out this Friday! The film stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, and our own Jade Rankine has a small role in it as well. Featured Image: Forbes

Perdie Hibbins at the Olivier Awards 2015

  Here’s Perdie Hibbins at the 2015 Olivier Awards yesterday! Perdie, along with the three other actresses portraying Iris in The Nether, was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The girls are shown here with fellow Nether nominee David Calder. Featured Image: here

Congratulations, Jude!

  Jude Foley will begin filming the third series of Hank Zipzer this summer. Jude plays nasty Nick McKelty in the popular CBBC series written by Henry Winkler. In addition to filming, Jude also has a feature film due out this summer! Ladygrey stars Peter Sarsgaard and the story is based in South Africa.   Featured

New Music Video!

    It’s a beautiful sunny afternoon here in Islington…why not listen to “Party in the Sky” by one of our clients, Joshua Warner-Campbell (aka J-MOVEZ)! Joshua has a burgeoning singing career in addition to his successful acting career.

Agency Updates and Congratulations

All of our clients have been hard at work! Have a look at some of their amazing accomplishments. Huge congratulations to Jason Brasier who won Best Actor Award at the Alcine43 film festival in Spain for his role in The Boy Who Never Went Ice-Skating. Here is one of our students, Dan Patten, presenting flowers

HALLOWS EVE CASTING UPDATE!

Chase Willoughby has been cast as tough guy Phil. Congratulations, Chase!

Recent Success in Theatre

We’re so proud of the recent theatrical success of our clients! Have a look at what some of them are up to. Perdita Hibbins Iris in The Nether Congratulations to Perdita Hibbins on her great success in The Nether at the Duke of York’s Theatre! She and the two other actresses portraying Iris, Jaime Adler and

New music videos!

Need some music to get you through this Wednesday afternoon? Why not check out some recent music videos featuring YAT Management clients! Music video for Damien Ike – Kingdom Come, featuring YAT Management clients Chi Thomas Hockey and Amalia Nagler! Check out this fun music video ‘Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside’ which is Belgium’s entrance

Ruby Graham-Rudd in Comic Relief video

Ruby Graham-Rudd stars alongside Doc Brown in this video for Comic Relief. Great job, Ruby!

Chase Willoughby in BRIT Awards 2015 and EuroBattle 2014

In 2014, Chase Willoughby was declared the winner of the popping battle in the 10th Edition of the EuroBattle, held 27-29 June in Portugal. Chase won against some of Europe’s toughest competition. Most recently, Chase danced with Taylor Swift at the 2015 BRIT Awards on 25 February. Well done, Chase! If you want to get

Chloe Hannaford featured in Jack Garratt music video

Chloe Hannaford stars in the music video for “Chemical” by Jack Garratt.

Marcus Knight-Adams in Blackened Wings

Marcus Knight-Adams has been nominated for Best Actor at the BOKEH Fashion Film Festival in South Africa for his role in Blackened Wings. Blackened Wings is directed by Josh Brandao.     Featured Image: Youtube; youtube

Charlie Smith voice over work

Well done to Charlie Smith for his voice over work for this Royal Navy recruitment spot! http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/news/1327655/

Tran Le in MTV and Pet Rescue Saga commercials

  Tran Le appeared in two commercials this year! One was for MTV and the second for Pet Rescue Saga.

Lukas Rolfe in Coca Cola Commercial

  Have a look at Lukas Rolfe in this new Coca Cola commercial, directed by Nacho Gayan: COCA-COLA – Kid fromAgosto on Vimeo.

Maia DeCamillo in new music video

Congratulations to Maia DeCamillo on her work in Rag’N’Bone Man’s music video “Hell Yeah feat. Vince Staples.” Rag’N’Bone Man – Hell Yeah ft Vince Staplesfrom Truman & Cooperon Vimeo.

Anthony Fagan in Our Town

Anthony Fagan portrays a supernumerary in the Almeida Theatre’s production of Our Town. Written by Thornton Wilder, Our Town is the moving story of lives in a small town in America. David Cromer directs, and the show runs through 29 November.

Aoife Doherty-Ayers in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Our client Aoife Doherty-Ayers has finished filming on the second installment of the popular series The Hollow Crown. Aiofe portrays Young Joan of Arc among the star-studded cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, and Judi Dench. Have a look at the trailer for the first installment below!

Short Film: Sweetheart

Charlie Clark portrayed ‘The Lamb’ in this short film directed by Jack Taylor Cox. Check out an interview with Cox here: http://creativeengland.co.uk/story/interview-sweetheart-director-jack-taylor-cox Featured Image: here

Birds Eye #AfterSchoolChefs

We had six of our very talented clients star in the Birds Eye #AfterSchoolChefs campaign! Have a look at Verity Firth, Lukas Rolfe, Khalil Vaughan, Kareem Onyiukah, Lara Carrick, and Hope Sizer in the videos below. Great job, all!

Hina Goto in Disney Junior Change4Life Campaign

Check out Hina Goto in this great healthy living campaign from Disney Junior–Change4Life!

Successful run of 1984

Congratulations to Sylvie Gillard and Vicki Szent-Kirallyi on a successful run of 1984! Sylvie shared her role at the Almeida Theatre, and Sylvie and Vicki both shared the role at the Playhouse Theatre. Well done, girls! Featured Image: PlayhousetheatreLondon

Scarlett Stitt to appear in The Enfield Haunting

Scarlett Stitt has just finished filming her role of “Mean Girl” for Sky Living’s three part drama The Enfield Haunting. The show follows the frightening true events that unfolded in an Enfield house in 1977. The Enfield Haunting, directed by Kristoffer Nyholm and starring Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, and Matthew Macfadyen, is set for a

Jude Foley in The Guilty

Congratulations to Jude Foley on his role of  “Older Luke” in the ITV miniseries The Guilty. Featured Image: imdb

Elliot Greene in TFL Commercial

Elliot Greene is featured in a new Transport for London commercial! Featured Image: TFL Twitter

Elyse Shaw in McVitie’s Biscuits advert

  Elyse Shaw recently appeared in a new advert for McVitie’s biscuits.Featured Image: here

Congrats to Beatrice Playfoot-Orme!

  Congratulations to Beatrice Playfoot-Orme on a successful run of Adler & Gibb directed by Tim Crouch at The Royal Court Theatre. Featured Image: here

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