StoryFest at the National Youth Theatre

1 August 2024 to 31 August 2024 National Youth Theatre

A grid featuring 20 headshots of individuals of diverse appearances. Each headshot includes a visible name beneath:
Selorm Adonu, Stella Blakeley, Emily Casey, Talitha Christina, Luc de Freitas, Megan Keaveny, Tyler Kinghorn, Holly Masters, Laura Masters, David Olaniregun, Edward Oulton, Freya Catherine Purdle, Daniel Regan, Dominic Senwangna, Cathy Sole, Ruari Spooner, Ruby Ward, Alfie Wickham.

A summer new writing festival featuring six new plays, 100 of Britain's best young performers, workshops and more.

The National Youth Theatre will be staging an exciting showcase of up-and-coming theatrical voices this summer. Held at the Theatre’s headquarters in North London, StoryFest is a month-long festival of new shows in various forms of development, demonstrating the NYT’s commitment to championing new work from emerging talent.

Showcasing 100 talented young creatives, some of the work will receive staged productions and others will be showcased in workshops, staged readings and discussions. StoryFest will turn the NYT’s headquarters into a hothouse of creative development and ideas, where a diverse range of stories are explored and given the chance to be told.

StoryFest’s rich line-up includes playwright Debris Stevenson’s My Brother’s a Genius which tells the story of two neurodivergent twins learning to fly and International Emmy-award winning Omar Khan’s comic thriller love story Blue Kimera, in which two outsiders go on a revenge-filled road trip.

In addition, StoryFest features staged readings of Temi Majekodumni’s dark comic drama Thicker Than Water and Siofra Dromgoole’s exploration of friendship and grief in If It Didn’t Matter, a semi-staged reading of Dzifa Benson’s adaptation of Roger Robinson’s poetry in A Portable Grace and a staged extract from Tabby Lamb’s How We Swam inspired by a local trans and gender non-conforming swimming group.

Panel discussions StoryFuture and Are We Losing The Plot will dive deep into questions around the effect of AI on creativity, what gaming and theatre have in common, and what we can to do support new young writers wishing to break into the arts.

StoryFest will take place across the entire month of August, with performances of My Brother’s a Genius on 1 & 17 August and Blue Kimera on 2 & 8 August.

Tickets available HERE

Further Information:  StoryFest - National Youth Theatre