Irish Youth Musical Theatre Launches in Partnership with RIAM
We are delighted to announce the national launch of Irish Youth Musical Theatre (IYMT), Ireland’s first national musical theatre training company for young promising actors aged 14 to 24 years. Under the patronage of Irish Musical Theatre royalty, Colm Wilkinson, and the Artistic Direction of Irish director, Séimí Campbell, IYMT will run in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy of Music to offer professional training opportunities to young Irish artists across all corners of the country, in a cross-border initiative. IYMT hopes to find, nourish and showcase the next generation of musical theatre talent in Ireland and help to bridge the gap to potential careers on international stages,
Other IYMT ambassadors and tutors include Irish West End and Broadway stars Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Wicked, The Last Ship), Killian Donnelly (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots), David Shannon (Come From Away, Phantom of the Opera, Matilda) and Fra Fee (The Ferryman, Translations, Les Misérables Motion Picture).
This milestone for Musical Theatre in Ireland comes as a response to a national call for more in-house musical theatre opportunities and training on the island. IYMT and RIAM are delighted to welcome back our most loved Irish international stars to fill this void and offer excellence in training to generations to come—starting with the 2020 West End Studio Series, a series of studio workshops under the tuition of some of the finest creatives and coaches in the industry.