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Young and Talented – London

Nurturing and developing young people for Stage, Screen and Life.

Contact     Call:  020 8556 5348

Triple Talent Training
For ages 6 – 16
Every Saturday 10:30am-1:30pm.
For ages 3 – 5
Every Saturday 12:30 – 1:30
Oxford House, Bethnal Green E2 6HG

Triple Talent Training
For ages 7 - 17
Timetable - every Saturday
Broadway Theatre, Barking IG11 7LS

Our students are using Y&T to find their own creative voice. Our 39 week programme equips children with the ability to be confident in everything that they do, to celebrate their individual personalities and to working cooperatively throughout their creative development and leadership.

Y&T continues to raise its profile to new levels, become an important community resource and takes part in a host of event opportunities. Under the guidance of award winning actress and director Suzann McLean a fantastic team practitioners bring the sessions to life each week. This unique mix of talent and passion has created an inclusive working practice that is proving successful throughout all aspects of Y&T life.



  1. Ellis George (18) – in Dr. Who.
  2. Jordan Benjamin (17) – Plays Dibber in CBBC’s Rocket’s Island.
  3. Reece Buttery (16) – Stars in Gangsta Granny the film adaptation of David Walliams Book, playing the lead character Ben.
  4. The Real Deal – winners of Sport Relief Does Glee Club 2012 performed at the Indig02 and released a song on itunes that they created themselves called I’m Young
  5. Winners of the Ebony Business Recognition Award 2013 for Entertainment
  6. Reece Buttery (12) – plays Mo in CBBC’s  BAFTA winning drama The Dumping Ground
  7. Sam Hudson – Feature Film Vendetta
  8. Cerise Reid – Finian’s Rainbow – Charing Cross Theatre
  9. Winners of a BBC Performing arts fund award

Social Networking

You Tube - TheYoungAndTalented
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Facebook - YoungAnd Talented
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Twitter - @YTTheatreSchool

What parents said:

“One of the audience members, an actress friend of yours, came up to Erica after the show to commend her on her performance and said that she had great presence on stage and believed that she should take her talents further – how wonderful for a professional to spot her potential!”

“I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for bringing a smile on Paris’s face. […] Words cannot express how grateful we are as a family that the little boy we thought was lost to the bullying was simply hidden away.”

What students say:

“I just thought I would inbox you to tell you how much I enjoyed today’s lesson! I had lots of fun in drama, dance and singing. It has made me a lot more confident already also it’s making me think that I could become a brilliant actor one day.” Jack (13)

“Young and Talented is a life changing experience. I’ve always dreamed of being on TV and now its actually happening. I’ve also never been outside of England. Young and Talented has meant the world to me including the children and Suzann. I love the privilege to do this.” Jordan (12)

Baroness Pola Uddin said “It was a wonderful experience; I loved every word and all the music, all the young people are an inspiration.”

The Olympic Celebrations

Suzann was selected by Lloyds TSB in recognition of the work at Y&T. Another amazing event was the participation of our group The Real Deal at the ceremony when the torch arrived in the Tower Hamlets Borough.

“Carrying the Olympic flame is a great honour for me. It represents the achievements of every child that has trained with Y&T over the past 8 years. I carried the torch in remembrance of the great impact that athletes has had on my life and in the hope that I would be able to inspire people across the world.” Suzann McLean




The Real Deal

In April 2012 8 of our students formed The Real Deal, won the CBBC TV competition Sport Relief Does Glee Club. They travelled to Glasgow to film the heats. Then after 2 intense weeks over which the viewing public watched our Y&T group competed with 24 other groups from across the UK making it to the live semi finals and then finals. Their vocals, presence and energy consistently impressed the judges. Judge Sisco said, ‘’I really want to be part of your group, I understand the intensity’’.

Judge Carrie Grant described their performance as “a master class in soloists – amazing.” Judge Myleene Klass said, ‘You have bucket loads of attitude…the right kind of attitude… lots of professional could not do this song.

In the finals after delivering a stunning version of the classic Motown hit, ‘I Want You Back’, by The Jackson 5, Carrie Grant said, "We're looking at the future of British music... the singing was beautiful... an amazing standard that would fit in America". 

After this amazing accomplishment The Real Deal has continued to build on their success attending several events such as celebration of the Olympic Torch arrival at Tower Hamlets, performed at the Paralympics Torch Relay in Leyton, the ELAM launch event at invitation of Will Kennard (Chase and Status). Also, The Real Deal made a record and shot their first pop video of their amazing song “I’m Young”. YouTube viewing figures of The Real Deal are 13,556.

What they said:

“This opportunity is very important to me, as I am competitive and I am here to make my friends (in the team), Suzann and my parents proud. I am very thankful to Suzann for giving me such an amazing opportunity to do my best and shine! Young and Talented has given me more than one opportunity to do this and I think I have made the most of it.” Ayanna (14)

“I’m really glad Y&T gave me this opportunity. I want to also thank Suzann for picking me and believing in me. Young and Talented are giving me a chance to fulfil my dreams and I have learnt a lot of useful skills that I know will help me in the future.” Jade (14)

Y&T mission is to Engage, Enthuse, Educate, Enrich and Empower young people to pursue life with passion and purpose.

It is our ethos that all children and young people, regardless of class, background or financial status should be given the chance to increase their confidence and reach their full potential through participation in the arts.

Young and Talented nurturing and developing young people for stage, screen and life

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