July 2013

Max auditioned to join the National Youth Musical Theatre and gained a lead role in West Side Story. This was a massive achievement as the auditions were held nationally and he was the youngest performer, at just age 16, where the age range was 16-23. Performers were expected to cover their own costs including training fees and accommodation whilst touring. Max’s father had died the previous year and his mother wasn’t in a position to pay for him. We therefore awarded him a contribution to help him join the NYMT.

Update November 2016

It’s been three years since we funded Max and we have just learned that he has landed the role of ‘Sonny’ in a production of Grease at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. Well done Max, this is a fantastic achievement!

Grease is running at the Curve Theatre, Leicester from 26th November 2016 to 21st January 2017.