Youth theatre group needs local talent

THE Youth Music Theatre: UK is hunting for local talent in a series of auditons on Saturday.It holds auditions at the St. Nicholas Centre 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, as part of its national hunt for new talent, looking to cast 300 young actors, singers, dancers, musicians and stage technicians aged between 11 and 21 for its residential music theatre courses held during the summer holidays.

THE Youth Music Theatre: UK is hunting for local talent in a series of auditons on Saturday.

It holds auditions at the St. Nicholas Centre 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, as part of its national hunt for new talent, looking to cast 300 young actors, singers, dancers, musicians and stage technicians aged between 11 and 21 for its residential music theatre courses held during the summer holidays.

Shows include Terry Pratchett's Mort in Guildford, Missing Melanie at the Edinburgh Festival and Dead Heat, a new show by Eastenders writer Steve Keyworth, in Leeds.

Working with professional directors, composers and choreographers, the courses give young people the opportunity to be involved with creating and performing in new productions.

To register for one of the 120 available audition places each day, applicants should go to the Youth Music Theatre website www.ymtuk .org and then register in advance by phone on 0870 240 5057. The auditions take the form of two-hour workshops where a professional director, choreographer and composer lead small workshop groups of about 25 young people.