Young Actor of Mann

The competition is open to Manx residents aged 13 to 19 years old. 

This year’s competition is on Saturday 30th March 2024 at Ballakermeen Studio Theatre from 1-5pm.
Doors open at 12:30pm.
Tickets £5 on the door.
Refreshments will be available.

For 2024 there will be one single round where competitors have been asked to perform a theatrical response to the theme of “Our Story”. Considering the viewpoint of a storyteller – ‘Your story, My story, Our Story”. 

Some entrants have devised their own 10 minute programmes. While others are following a format of 2 contrasting  pieces, whether monologues or through song. 

Our youngest competitor this year is 13 years old with the others ranging to 17 years old. 

Winners receive a £500 bursary towards a drama related activity of their choice – many using the monies to attend prestigious theatre schools in the UK and one winner more recently using their bursary to fund training for a diploma in Musical Theatre teaching. 

Many of YAOM past winners have gone on to perform in British Television, to name Lisa Kreisky& Tony Eccles who both recently received NODA East awards (National Operatic & Dramatic Awards) for their performances in The Choral Union’s Young Frankenstein performed at the Gaiety Theatre. 

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