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National Youth Theatre 2016 Summer School

George Tomsett, Year 12 Gonville, has been awarded a place on the National Youth Theatre 2016 Summer School. This will take place in London during early August.

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation. Established in 1956 it was the first youth theatre in the world and over the past 60 years has nurtured the talent of hundreds of thousands of young people.

The National Youth Theatre inspires, trains, and showcases exceptional performers and theatre technicians aged 14-25 from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Each year they reach out across the UK to discover diverse new talent and audition over 5,000 young people.

Former alumni include such diverse talent as Daniel Craig, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth, Dame Helen Mirren and Catherine Tate.

When George received the email from the NYT informing of his success he was both delighted and amazed! When he applied for the Summer School earlier in the year, he had been convinced that he didn’t stand a chance of gaining a place on this prestigious and highly-competitive course. Nevertheless he invested a great deal of time and energy into researching and rehearsing his audition monologue. Clearly his hard work paid off.

George was also very busy during the Easter holidays filming a feature film entitled ‘Old Boys’ with Film 4. This project involved two other Eastbourne College pupils – Raphael Barber, Year 13 Craig, and James Ross, Year 11 Wargrave. The film was shot on location in Brighton and at Lancing College.