Louth area actor’s National Youth Theatre dream

A BUDDING young actor from the Louth area is holding a fundraising night to help him to attend a course.

Sam Pelham, 17, is looking for help towards the fee of a National Youth Theatre acting course he is going on in Manchester this summer.

He said: “Over 4,600 young people auditioned for the theatre company, and I am one of 500 applicants to have been accepted to join them after I’ve completed this summer course.”

At the youth theatre he will follow in the footsteps of such famous actors as Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Tate and Doctor Who Matt Smith.

He is holding a fundraising evening of poetry, hip-hop and song performances for the whole family at Eastgate Union Church in Louth on Saturday, July 7 at 6pm.

The show is called Infection of the Imaginative Performer and will be followed by a workshop and an opportunity for people to write a completely new piece of material and present it in an open mic showing at the end with a prize for the winning team.

Admission to the night is £5 each.

Sam said: “The course fee is £385 and the accommodation, which I will require, is £390. I am fully prepared to use my creative performance abilities to put on fundraising events for this summer course, such as the poetry/rap/song performance and participation event at Eastgate Union Church.”

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain discovers, inspires and trains diverse young talent from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

They are the leading platform for showcasing young British talent and were the first youth theatre in the world.

Their aim is to equip young people who train with the NYT with the skills to realise their potential and give them a competitive edge in whatever they go on to do.