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Jeremy James Taylor

JEREMY JAMES TAYLOR, OBE (Associate Director/Producer)

Jeremy was made an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for 2010 for services to Young People and to Musical Theatre.

Jeremy founded The National Youth Music Theatre in 1976 and led it as Artistic Director for twenty-seven years till 2003. He has written over thirty pieces for the company, directed over forty, and has won seven Fringe First awards at the Edinburgh Festival.

The NYMT has played to universal acclaim worldwide. Among its many successes are: the sell-out West End smash-hit, Bugsy Malone, at the Queens Theatre; The Dreaming (Howard Goodall’s musical version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at Covent Garden and across the world; Pendragon on Broadway (where it won The Critics Choice award); The Ragged Child (subsequently on BBC TV); The Kissing Dance (a musical version of She Stoops To Conquer); and many more.

Jeremy started his career at The National Theatre as actor and director. He was Associate Director at The Young Vic from 1975-8 before directing freelance for theEnglish National Opera and Glyndebourne, amongst many others. He has directed all over the world, including shows in Sydney, Hong Kong, Toronto and on Broadway, and has worked on the casting of many films, including Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow and most recently Sweeney Todd

With doubles and covers there will be over fifty children connected to this production at any moment. JJT’s experience with young people and his work with the NYMT make him invaluable – irreplaceable.

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