Smash-hit Paperboy returns in 2019!7 January 2019 - 3:58pm

Following the huge success of the musical adaptation of Tony Macaulay’s internationally acclaimed memoir Paperboy, which took place last year at Lyric Theatre, British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT), the leading music theatre company for young people, is set to bring the musical back in 2019 and is searching for the next big musical stars to take part.

From 26 January to 24 February 2019, the company will look for talented actors and musicians aged 11-21 who have a flair for performing and theatre-making.  Auditions will take place in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Dublin for young people to take part in their exciting programme for 2019 featuring eight full productions including Paperboy at Lyric Theatre in August 2019.

BYMT Executive Producer, Jon Bromwich, says:
“At BYMT we develop talent and grow creativity to the highest level, for our 2019 summer season we are looking for fierce actors, singers and musicians. BYMT offers young performers the rare opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment before entering the industry as an adult. December 2018 marks our 15th birthday and we are proud to be at the forefront of new British music theatre.”

Tony Macaulay, writer of Paperboy, added:
“ Everyone involved in the musical adaptation for Paperboy this year were overwhelmed by the reception it received. It was such a privilege to be part of this amazing project. The entire creative team especially the young cast were phenomenal. I am delighted that BYMT has decided to bring the musical back for their new season. I wish all those taking part in the auditions the very best of luck and looking forward to meeting and working with the young cast in 2019.”

Read some of the glowing reviews for Paperboy 2018 below:
"West End transfer shouldn’t be out of the question for Paperboy" - IRISH NEWS
"A snapshot of West Belfast back in the day" - BELFAST TELEGRAPH
"Charming and imaginative" - THE STAGE
"There is a line a minute to bring a smile to your face" - CULTURE HUB MAGAZINE
"Joyous and energetic, albeit with touches of the magical, macabre and mischievous" - THE BIG LIST
"A huge piece of our history which brings back memories to the older people in the audience and explains a lot to the younger ones" - THE BELFAST TIMES

Check out the Paperboy trailer HERE and our behind the scenes film HERE!

Interested in taking part in this fabulous adventure? BOOK YOUR AUDITION NOW

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