Burntwood student lands National Youth Theatre spot

Scott Minnis

Scott Minnis

A Burntwood teenager has been chosen from thousands of hopefuls to participate in a National Youth Theatre summer project.

Sixteen-year-old Scott Minnis, a student at Chasetown Specialist Sports College, auditioned alongside 4,000 other hopefuls this year and is one of only 600 young actors to be selected to attend the London-based workshop.

Fresh from his recent exploits as Nathan Detroit in the school’s production of Guys and Dolls, Scott is currently letting the news sink in enjoying the remaining weeks of his GCSE Drama studies.

The 13 day course will allow Scott to work alongside professional actors, hone his dramatic skills and to work creatively with his peers.

A spokesperson for the school said:

“While nothing can dampen his enthusiasm for the opportunity, the reality of the situation has set in; family and staff at the school are currently facing the challenge of raising the sufficient funds Scott needs to attend the course in August.”

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