Talented teenagers land National Youth Music Theatre roles

1 March 2016

Following in the footsteps of Jude Law, Sheridan Smith, Idris Elba and Matt Lucas, seven pupils of Wetherby singing teacher, Helen Leaf, auditioned with thousands of other hopefuls and successfully landed roles with the prestigious National Youth Music Theatre.

In the summer of 2016 the NYMT will stage four major productions and a 40th Anniversary gala celebration in the West End. Sally Hall, Alice Wright, Robyn McIntyre, Kitty Watson and Coraleigh Hobson have all been cast in the London premiere of Benjamin Till’s award-winning World War I musical “Brass”.

Dominique McIntyre and Scarlett Watson are set to join the cast of “The Piper of Hamelin” which will be directed by its author Jeremy James Taylor OBE.

Benjamin Till, composer and television director, commented:

I wasn’t surprised at all to discover that I’d cast five of Helen’s pupils in show.

They are a hugely talented bunch and always so well-prepared and polished in auditions.

They also have Yorkshire grit in abundance – and that’s vital for a show like Brass. London audiences won’t know what’s hit them!


Singing teacher, Helen Leaf, said:

I was thrilled with the news that so many of my pupils had been cast in NYMT’s 40th Anniversary Season.

The NYMT does such incredible work with aspiring musical theatre artists and it will be a fabulous experience for them all.

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