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February 22 2016.

SMTJ Community Youth Performing Arts Group in Seaford has been successful in applying to be part of the National Theatre Connections Programme 2016 and has now been given a fantastic, hard-hitting script to perform by award-winning writer, James Graham-Bassett.

'At Wootton Bassett School the supply teacher has done a runner and locked the pupils in their classroom. Dean needs the toilet, Aimee needs a coffee, Amid needs to pray, and Leo… well, Leo really, really wants to escape. Outside, only yards from their confinement, a repatriation of fallen British soldiers is happening along the high street, as it has over a hundred times before through this quiet Wiltshire town. But this one is more personal than most. As factions form and secrets are revealed, maybe Leo is not the only one who'll want to get away. An exhilarating startling snapshot of a generation who have inherited a world at war.'

SMTJ is looking to fill the male lead; Leo,  a confident, manipulative and controlling young man. This is a great opportunity for a local young actor to be seen by a National Theatre Director, perform four shows at The Barn Theatre in Seaford at the end of April, before transferring to the 500 seat Capitol Theatre in Horsham in May.

There may also be the opportunity, if chosen, to transfer to the National Theatre in London in May.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings  from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at The Barn Theatre in, Seaford.

Any potential Leo's aged between 14 and 21 should contact  the director, Paula Woolven for more details.

Paula Woolven
Director - SMT Juniors
The Barn Theatre
Saxon Lane
BN25 1QL
07710 426321