National Youth Theatre accepts three more aspiring local actors

(l-r) Ishaan Mukherji, Max Pearson, Sami Hundal

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has accepted three more aspiring young local actors, this time from Bedford School.

On Tuesday we reported that two students from Bedford Modern School were selected to join the prestigious summer acting course.

Read: BMS students Lilly Brittain and Oliver Willis selected for National Youth Theatre

Year 10 students at Bedford School, Sami Hundal and Max Pearson and Ishaan Mukherji in the Upper Sixth, auditioned for a place in February.

While all three have been invited to join the NYT this summer, the classes will be carried out remotely until social distancing restrictions are lifted.

When that happens, they will all have the opportunity to audition for future productions and workshops.

“The school has been a major part of my passion for acting. Ever since I joined, this has always been the one thing I felt I was good at,” sid 15-year-old Sami Humdal.

“I remember saying in my final year in the Prep School, ‘I might actually be pretty good at this acting stuff.’”

15-year-old Max Pearson, who has aspirations to perform in London’s West End, added that he was “thrilled” to learn he had been accepted: “Bedford School helped me find a passion for drama, this passion was hugely helped by performing in five plays last year.”

In the last five years Bedford School has seen at least one boy every year join the company.

The NYT is backed by patrons such as Daniel Craig, Matt Lucas and Dame Helen Mirren.

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