about Y&T REP company

Y&T Rep Company is a theatre company made up of 14-20 year olds from London. We use theatre and performance to think about the social and political climate in London for young people and make their experiences and voices more visible. We are activists, artists and community practitioners who believe theatre has the power to affect change in society and bring people together to experience love, empathy and hope.
Y&T Rep Company provides outstanding opportunities for young performers. We strive to create a company of excellence that coaches young actors in the core fundamental skills required to become a professional actor.
Y&T Rep Company represents New: New growth, New connections, New artists, New audiences and New delivery models that use New technology to tell New stories. As a multi-platform organisation this DNA runs through all of our projects On Stage, On Tour and Online.
Y&T Rep Company is a place of Creativity, Inclusivity, Credibility and great Entertainment.

Y&T Rep Company is a place of Creativity, Inclusivity, Credibility and great Entertainment.

Who can join Y&T Rep Company?

Y&T Rep Company is a fully inclusive company. Anyone aged 14-20 with an interest in creating theatre can join the company. It is our ethos that all young people, regardless of class, background or financial status, should be given the chance to experience the arts and influence the world and how it is understood.

If you are interested in the following areas that will definitely be a bonus but is not a necessity: socially-engaged theatre, facilitation, theatre in the community, theatre for, by and with young people, devised theatre and political theatre.


Catherine Palmer
Y&T Acting Director & Y&T Rep Company Director

Catherine Palmer is an artist, researcher and practitioner in participatory arts. She trained at the BRIT School & has an Masters in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London with a research focus on the social impact of theatre. Catherine works predominately as a producer of Creative Learning projects with schools and young people in London and around the UK. Catherine leads projects at Young & Talented devising, writing and directing performances with young people at Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rich Mix and Theatre Peckham.

Hannah Akhalu
Y&T Rep Young Dramaturg

Hannah Akhalu trained at East 15 Acting School, BA Acting and Community Theatre. She is an actor and theatre practitioner who works closely with children and young people. Hannah has performed at venues such as Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Westminster Abbey. She has also worked and engaged with companies such as Company Three, Leading Light Collective and The Paper Birds.

Jeremy Muguwe
Y&T Rep Young Associate

Jeremy is an all-around creative who explores the creative arts through acting and writing. His passion began at Young and Talented School Stage and Screen at the age of 13, and has since developed into writing script, music and spoken word. Born and raised in East London, Jeremy’s upbringing and surroundings are heavily infused into his work, work that he develops daily, educating himself, and at the METFilm School. The lessons he learnt and continues to learn at Y&T are life skills that are necessary, but unfortunately not taught in many of our institutions. To this day Jeremy still uses them, and honestly don’t know where he would be without them.

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