Please remember that you can only be registered for the auditions and interviews once we have received your completed & signed registration form.

Open to young people aged from 9 to 20 years, this exciting project will be fun and hard work but, above all, life changing. This summer’s production is…

Goodnight Mr Tom

Exploring the impact of war on London and the countryside and set against a background of World War II songs, Roy Hudd features as the lovable Mister Tom in this hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s Goodnight Mr Tom. This is a tale of heartbreaking loss and remarkable friendship forged in a world at war. The Second World War has just broken out and the life of Tom Oakley, a reclusive old man living in Dorset, is about to change for the better. Having lived alone for 40 years since the death of his wife and infant son, he reluctantly takes under his wing eight year old William, an abused evacuee.  As William begins to soften Tom’s seemingly hardened exterior, an unspoken and unbreakable bond is formed. Then a telegram arrives, sending William back into the abusive and unloved life he thought he had finally left behind with everything seemingly returning to the way things were before. Will the unlikely friendship between them survive through distance, war and fear?


It demands – and merits – our full, undistracted attention. It’s also one of the very best multi-generational offerings

Evening Standard on David Wood’s Adaptation at Duke of York Theatre


Use your talents, meet new friends, create lifelong memories and grab the chance to immerse yourself for a month, learning from the best professional actors, directors, designers and technicians. We are looking for young people who have interests in the following areas:


Actor, Musician, Singer


Stage Management, Sound & Lighting, Set Building, Design and Costume.


The dates of the Summer School are Monday, 6 August to Saturday, 8 September 2018

Please note that, in the week beginning 2 September 2018, all the weekday performances will be in the evening.


The cost to be a part of this amazing 5 week project is £200.00.

This can be paid in instalments and we do have a limited number of scholarship places available so please contact Natalie directly to discuss this further.




The deadline for the receipt of registration forms is Midday on Friday, 27 April 2018

Auditions for the actors and interviews for the production team will take place on Sunday, 6 or Monday, 7 May 2018.


The Production Team

Director: Karen Simpson, Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Theatre Royal

Assistant Director: Connie Dent, Associate Artist – Youth Projects

Music Director: David Lewington

Designer: Heidi McEvoy-Swift

Production Manager: Dave Thwaites