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MUSIC: Search is on for the next musical stars

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 7:00pm
MUSIC: Search is on for the next musical stars

Opportunity knocks for aspiring young actors.

MUSIC: Search is on for the next musical stars

Opportunity knocks for aspiring young actors.

FOLLOWING the huge success of the musical adaptation of Tony Macaulay’s internationally acclaimed memoir ‘Paperboy’, which took place last summer at Lyric Theatre Belfast, British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT) is set to bring the musical back in 2019 and is searching for the next big musical stars to take part. 

Set in 1970s Belfast, ‘Paperboy’ tells the true story of young Tony growing up on Shankill Road.

Paperboy lives in Upper Shankill, Belfast, in the heart of the conflict between Loyalists and Republicans. Bombings are on the evening news, rubble lies where buildings once stood, and rumours spread like wildfire about the IRA and the UDA.

BYMT, the leading music theatre company for young people, is looking for talented young actors, singers and musicians (aged 11-21) to take part. No experience is necessary. 

Auditions will be held in Dublin at Dance Ireland’s DanceHouse on February 24. Other audition dates include Derry/Londonderry on February 9 and Belfast on February 10 and 18.

Last year the cast from ‘Paperboy’ worked closely with Tony and creative duo writer-comedian Andrew Doyle and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Duke Special.

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. 

Prestigious alumni include BRIT award-winner Ed Sheeran and Grammy award-winner Sam Smith.

To book an audition, visit www.britishyouthmusictheatre.org/auditions or call 020 85637725 for more. 

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