Theatre members receive masterclass

Acorn Youth Theatre members are pictured with Ben Newsome.
Acorn Youth Theatre members are pictured with Ben Newsome.

More than 20 members of the Acorn Youth Theatre (from Kirklees, Wakefield and Leeds) recently attended an audition masterclass with Ben from Newsome Casting.

He has also worked alongside some of the UK’s most prestigious agencies, directors and colleges.

A theatre spokesman said: “We invited Ben to work with our members to give them audition feedback, helping them understand what directors may be looking for and how best to present themselves.

“Each attendee had the choice of whether to perform an acting piece or a song from our next show ‘West Side Story’ at Cleckheaton Town Hall from Wednesday 27 September to Saturday 30 September.

“Ben helped them work on characterisation and each member took on board everything he was suggesting with remarkable results in a short amount of time.”