"Incredibly special to me” Michael Sheen credits his time at National Youth Theatre Wales as being a catapult for his career

Ahead of the 2019 National Youth Theatre of Wales residency in partnership with Theatr Clwyd, ensemble members received a very special message of encouragement from ex NYTW member, the mighty Michael Sheen.

The Welsh actor was in Cardiff as a key supporter of the Homeless World Cup and took time out of his schedule to wish the new members luck on their journey.

Reflecting on his time as former member, the Good Omens star introduced himself as

“Ex National Youth Theatre of Wales Member, Michael Sheen”, describing his time with the Ensemble as “incredibly special’ and explaining that coming from his hometown of Port Talbot, it was “pretty much the first time I’d ever come to Cardiff.” 

“To come together with all these people from all over wales… it opened my eyes to all kinds of things.  I had the most amazing experience working together with a group of people; people who like me were passionate about what we were doing. It really catapulted me into what I went on to do afterwards. So a very special time for me”