Sixty years young, last night the National Youth Theatre celebrated its storied past, buoyant present and – with a heartfelt plea for more financial support – essential future in a star-studded diamond gala at Shaftesbury Theatre. Those NYT participants who joined the company in this glittering anniversary year really lucked out, noted my companion, but it was hard to find a dull moment in decades of pioneering, diverse and life-changing work, as illustrated by this affectionate revue.
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