REVIEW: The Dark Tower, Youth Music Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

National Youth Music Theatre's The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower Youth Music Theatre, CLF Cafe, Bussey Building, Peckham Rye Lane, Wednesday 24th August 2016 5 Stars This is probably the biggest musical theatre event of the year. And I choose my words carefully. YMT is an acronym that appears with increasing frequency in the performer and crew biographies in theatre programmes, listed under ‘Training’. It has a place alongside the best drama schools in the country as a crucible of new talent. And, as a producer, it is a force increasingly to be reckoned with in the commissioning, development and promotion of original new dramatic work. And this summer it staged a magnificent new work that is unlike anything most of us have ever seen. Last winter, I glimpsed a fragment of YMT’s 2015 dance drama, ‘Sweat Factory’, in the Christmas concert selection of extracts presented at the Salvation Army Hall on Oxford Street. I was so … Read more

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