About MYL

Musical Youth London is a not-for-profit youth group based in central London. We work with young people aged 10 - 22 years old who are interested in performing, building their confidence, or just meeting new people!


We rehearse every week with a creative team of industry professionals stage stage three shows per year, and our low fees make us one of the most affordable amateur youth theatre groups in London. The best way to get a sense of what we're all about is to join us for a taster session.

Meet The Team

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Becca Chadder


Becca is a Writer / Director and is currently a Playwright in Residence at The Watermill Theatre and Creative Associate at Jermyn Street Theatre.

Previous credits include: As Writer / Director, La Voisin (The Pleasance, 2021), Number, Please. (Edinburgh Fringe and tour, 2018-2019). As Writer, The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (The Watermill Youth Ensemble). As Assistant Director, The Ballad of Maria Marten (Eastern Angles tour, 2021-2022), Cabildo (Wilton's Music Hall, 2021).

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Katie Pesskin


Katie is an accomplished stage and screen director with extensive experience of developing new writing and writing for comedy. She also teaches acting, directing and comedy performance at top drama schools including LAMDA, East 15 and Mountview Academy of Arts.

Recently Katie has been developing a number of screen projects as both a writer and director, including a screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed play, Pickle Jar, which she developed with writer/performer Maddie Rice. Maddie and Katie are also developing a short film and a new play, which Katie will direct. She is currently working with comedy duo MOTHER on creating their new show.

Katie’s work as a director includes Cash Cow (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); Pickle Jar (SOHO Theatre/Underbelly, Edinburgh); Ken (Pleasance Edinburgh/The Bunker Theatre); NewsRevue 2017 (Pleasance Edinburgh); Sam Bailey: Live in the West End (Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue); The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre); 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Greenwich Theatre/Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh).

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Tom Foskett-Barnes


Tom Foskett-Barnes is a composer and sound designer working predominantly in film, theatre and sound art. Film credits include Academy Award-nominated documentary BLACK SHEEP and BAFTA-nominated short TONI_WITH_AN_I. Theatre credits include WORK.TXT (Soho Theatre), ANNA BELLA EEMA (Arcola Theatre), HOTTER/FITTER (Soho Theatre) and THE BEAT OF OUR HEARTS (Exeter Northcott).


In 2016 Tom was Sound and Music Composer in Residence with ROLI as part of the Embedded_Innovate Scheme and in 2017 Tom was selected as part of the Old Vic 12. Tom trained at the Royal College of Music as a Soirée d'Or Scholar generously supported by a Clifton Parker Award and was the recipient of a BAFTA UK Scholarship.

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Musical Youth London is a safe space for all, and we have a no tolerance policy for bullying, discriminatory or disruptive behaviour.

For more information, please download our full safeguarding policy here.

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Get in Touch


St Paul's Church

5 Rossmore Road

Marylebone, London