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Production work for STAGE DIRECTION is well underway and going from strength to strength, with just a few remaining contributions to record. Recently we were fortunate to be able to interview two amazing actors, both graduates from the National Youth Theatre, Lauren Lyle and Luke Pierre.

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. Established in 1956 as the world’s first youth theatre, the NYT has nurtured the talent of hundreds of thousands of young people over 60 years. They inspire, nurture and showcase exceptional performers and theatre technicians from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commissioning brave and relevant new writing and reinterpreting classic stories for our time.

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Needless to say we were delighted when the NYT agreed to help support STAGE DIRECTION and we’re really proud to have now been working with two of their graduates, both of whom are now carving out impressive acting careers of their own. Lauren will shortly start filming alongside Sean Bean for the new Jimmy McGovern drama for the BBC, Broken, and Luke has just completed a highly successful run in the Chekhov season at the National Theatre.

Lauren and Luke are among the NYT’s world renowned alumni, which also includes such actors as Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Colin Firth, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Day-Lewis, Orlando Bloom, Catherine Tate, Ben Kingsley, Ashley Jensen, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Dalton, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Hugh Bonneville, Matt Smith, Zawe Ashton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and many more.

The NYT is an amazing organisation that does an incredible job developing talent. If you want to find out more about the NYT and their work please visit the National Youth Theatre website.