London Youth Music Theatre

THE SHOW MUST GO ON! London Youth Music Theatre, is pleased to announce its return to the West End. We are delighted to be back. We have had a name change to include opera and music theatre.

In addition to its own productions, students have previously been asked to take part in productions at the Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and St. Paul's Church Covent Garden. Recordings have taken place at the Abbey Road Studios. Students have also filmed for Sky Arts and the BBC. The company audio records and films at its rehearsal venue, the Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden. Auditions will take place at the Umbrella Rooms on Saturday June 5th. Students will be given an audition time once application forms are in.  

The company will be revising its last opera Gian Carlo Menotti's 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'. The creative team is selected from the London opera houses and West End musicals. For 'Amahl' this has been international music director Oliver Gooch, Royal Opera House director Pedro Riberio, and choreographer Philip Joel.

Amahl boy soprano
Amahl's mother soprano or mezzo
King Kasper tenor
King Melchior bass/baritone
King Balthazar bass
The Page bass
Dancing shepherds  
Chorus of villagers  

Students and young adults aged 13 to 21
Please return application forms to 

Casting directors and industry professionals are invited to all our productions. Students receive full accreditation for their work for inclusion in Spotlight and Mandy.

Workshop times: 1.00 to 5.00. There will be breaks as per Equity and Musicians' Union guidelines. 

Workshop dates                      
Sunday July 11th
Sunday September 12th
Sunday October 16th
Sunday November 14th
Sunday December 12th
Sunday January 9th

Soloists (Amahl & musical theatre) may be required for individual tuition with the Music Director at the Royal College of Music.

Performance Venue:  St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Performance Weekend: January 15th & 16th 2022

The company will also be staging production numbers from current West End musicals at St. Paul's church in January. A recording at the Abbey Road Studios is also planned.  

London Youth Music Theatre Company fee for the 6 workshops and performance is £300 to be paid as £90 deposit plus a monthly payment of £30 July to January

Amahl  and music theatre soloists aged 16 or 21 No fees applicable

Kathleen Shanks
Artistic Director

The creative team from our last production of the opera
'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Choreographer: Philip Joel
Stage Director: Pedro Ribeiro
Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Set Designer: Robbie Doig