Oliver becomes one of the “Children of the New Forest”!

We always say that young people are the life blood of our group, and that is true of all that appeared in our latest triumphant production of Oliver! in April.

It is with immense pride that we can report one of our Olivers, Liv Carroll-Walsh, who is a pupil at Derby High School, has been chosen to join the Youth Music Theatre Company of 2017 who held a National Audition Tour throughout the UK and Ireland earlier in this year. Liv will be performing in the musical adaptation of Frederick Marryat’s “Children of the New Forest” in August 2017 at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth.

After Liv’s three hour audition at the Birmingham Hippodrome, YMT offered her a place saying “Congratulations on scoring so highly in your audition, although our casting process takes into account much more than just your ability to sing a note or learn a piece of choreography. To be offered a place on Children of the New Forest – YMT’s under-16s project for 2017 – means that you impressed us with a particular sense of maturity and leadership ahead of your age, as well as your vocal and physical skills”.

Liv will attend a 2-week residential summer school in Plymouth where she will work with professionals who have been involved in a wealth of musical theatre projects, and she will then appear in the production at The Barbican.

AMTG wish Liv a most enjoyable time with YMT and we are very proud of her. It goes without saying that her parents Emma and Dave and all their family are over the moon about Liv’s forthcoming experience!

The Alumni of YMT include Ed Sheeran (also a Patron), Lauren Samuels, Sam Smith, Kayleigh McKnight, Gabriel Mokake, Freya Wilson and Billy Cullum to name but a few, and Zoë Wanamaker CBE is one of their Patrons.

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