Stars of the future may be among the young actors and crew chosen to produce and perform at The Old Vic on Sunday 12 June in one of 16 regional showcases for Shell Connections.
Pupils from Lambeth's Dunraven School performing at the Old Vic last Sunday
This year, 11 groups have been chosen to perform at The Old Vic: St Benedicts, Dunraven, Bishop Thomas Grant, Polka, More House, Oval House, Croft Drama Group, Ealing and Hammersmith College, St Martin in The Field High School for Girls, Nescot College and The Young Actors Theatre.
"We are delighted to be able to support new talent through such an exciting and worthwhile project," said Kevin Spacey, Old Vic artistic director. "The project's aim of creating opportunities for accessing the arts marries perfectly with The Old Vic's ethos. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the groups into the theatre."
The performance starts at 3.30pm on Sunday 12 June. Tickets are £6 (£4 concessions) and can be booked by calling 0870 060 6628.
Shell Connections culminates in July 2005 with a celebratory festival at the National Theatre, where 12 companies from the regional showcases will be invited to perform.