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World-leading youth theatre organisation look for new talent in Cumbria

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Aspiring young actors are invited to audition to become a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to join a celebrated company of hand-picked theatre talent.

The world-leading organisation have a list of famous alumni including the likes of Dame Helen Mirren and Daniel Craig.

Acting auditions will take place today and on Saturday at Theatre by the Lake.

Becoming a member of the NYT changed my life. The chance for young people to explore

their creative talents is essential for their development. For some, taking part in drama can

inspire a career in the creative industries; for all, it provides invaluable skills, building confidence in communication and self-expression."

– Downton Abbey and Paddington actor Hugh Bonneville, who is a National Youth Theatre Patron and alumnus

More information on the courses can be found on the National Youth Theatre's website.