Here is a little bit about what JYT have been up to from their Directors: Roberta Zuric and El Henderson:

Creating JYT’s re-launch show has been an exciting journey and we are delighted to share it with you. As co-directors we had a similar vision for the company from the outset. We wanted JYT to work in a way that was playful, collaborative and driven by the cast. After a series of auditions run at JASSPA and other schools in South East London we selected the most engaged, creative and talented young people to join us. Following a seven year break and a move away from musicals, JYT was reformed!

In September we began an intensive ‘training’ programme on Saturday afternoons; a range of acting processes were explored including improvisation, devising techniques, movement, voice and naturalism. This enabled us to start developing a shared language as a company, to discover what sort of story we wanted to tell and in what way. Discussion, devising and lots of laughter brought us to the stimulus that became our show:

The year is 1980. Destination: The Moscow Olympics.

Three people board a train. A banker, his wife – a celebrated actress – and his sister.
JYT presents a tale of murder and intrigue set to the soundtrack of The Clash, Duran Duran and Soft Cell. Expect passion, deception, double dealing and a supernatural prediction or two.There’s one thing for sure – someone won’t make it alive to Moscow. All aboard!

All the characters and ideas in Tracks were created by or inspired by the young performers that make up JYT. We couldn’t be prouder of them.

With thanks to…

Will Feasey – Light and Sound
Jane Black  – Costumes
and JAGS Drama Department for the use of their theatre today

Photos of Tracks will follow soon!