Following the huge success of the musical adaptation of Tony Macaulay’s internationally acclaimed memoir Paperboy, which took place earlier this year at Lyric Theatre, British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT), the leading music theatre company for young people, is set to bring the musical back in 2019 and is searching for the next big musical stars to take part.
BYMT specialises in creating brand new music theatre, working across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians. Last year the cast from Paperboy worked closely with Tony Macaulay and creative duo writer-comedian Andrew Doyle and Belfast singer-songwriter Duke Special to create a brand new musical. Prestigious alumni include BRIT award-winner Ed Sheeran and Grammy award-winner Sam Smith.
From 26 January to 24 February 2019, the company will look for talented actors and musicians aged 11-21 who have a flair for performing and theatre-making. Auditions for all eight productions in BYMT’s 2019 summer season including Paperboy will take place at Lyric Theatre Belfast on 10 February. There are further auditions in Belfast at Spectrum Centre and Falls Leisure Centre on 18 February. Other audition dates include Derry/Londonderry 9 February and Dublin 24 February.
BYMT Executive Producer, Jon Bromwich, says:
“At BYMT we develop talent and grow creativity to the highest level, for our 2019 summer season we are looking for fierce actors, singers and musicians. BYMT offers young performers the rare opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment before entering the industry as an adult. December 2018 marks our 15th birthday and we are proud to be at the forefront of new British music theatre.”
Tony Macaulay, writer of Paperboy, added:
“ Everyone involved in the musical adaptation for Paperboy this year were overwhelmed by the reception it received. It was such a privilege to be part of this amazing project. The entire creative team especially the young cast were phenomenal. I am delighted that BYMT has decided to bring the musical back for their new season. I wish all those taking part in the auditions the very best of luck and looking forward to meeting and working with the young cast in 2019.”
Performer Auditions and Musician Auditions can be booked online here or by phone 020 8563 7725.