Rachel Tucker, Killian Donnelly, Kerry Ellis and more to lead a week-long festival of free online masterclasses

Rachel Tucker, Killian Donnelly, Fra Fee, Kerry Ellis and Natalie May Paris to lead a week-long festival of free online masterclasses to Irish audiences.

Irish Youth Musical Theatre, in collaboration with Cork Opera House, are bringing the leading names of the West End and Broadway live to living rooms next week in a series of free masterclasses and workshops.

Led by some of the industry’s biggest names, including Rachel Tucker (Come From Away), Killian Donnelly (Phantom of the Opera) and Fra Fee (The Ferryman), the 45 minute classes in dance, voice and acting will be provided live on IYMT’s Instagram each day.

While the masterclasses are being streamed free of charge in a bid to entertain and train young theatregoers and the next generation of actors, IYMT and Cork Opera House ask participants to consider donating to Barnardos Children’s Charity during the week’s events.

Other tutors include: Kerry Ellis (Wicked), Natalie May Paris (Six), Grace Mouat (&Juliet), Noah Thomas (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Leslie Bowman (Hamilton), Felipe Bejarano (The Prince of Egypt), Jordan Crouch (White Christmas).

IYMT Fest begins on Monday 18th May, and runs daily through to Friday 22nd.

For more updates and access to the masterclasses, visit Irish Youth Musical Theatre and Cork Opera House’s Instagram accounts on @irishyouthmusicaltheatre @corkoperahouse