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Daisy Pulls It Off

Daisy Pulls It Off

Dynamo Youth Theatres six form show for 2017 will be ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’

‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ is a comedy play by Denise Deegan. It is a parody of wholesome adventure stories about life in a 1920s girls’ English boarding school,

We will be performing from the 6th to the 9th September 2017 show time 19:30 at The Spring Arts Centre, East Street, Havant

Tickets available via The Spring Box Office or on 023 9247 2700


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Goodnight Mister Tom

Dynamo Youth Theatre  performed ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ from the 5th – 8th July 2017 in the Pallant Centre, The Pallant, Havant.

Show times: 19:30 with a 14:30 Matinee on the 8th

Now a modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in this magical stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley.  All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.

One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood – the UK’s ‘National Children’s Dramatist’ (The Times).


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Theatre group ready for Joseph and his Dreamcoat

LAST-MINUTE preparations are being made for a youth theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

While everyone else was enjoying Christmas festivities, the 50-strong members of Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre (HDYT) were busy rehearsing for the performance, which begins tomorrow night at St Faith’s Church Hall, in Havant.

Pauline West, who is supporting HDTY, said: ‘The members thrive on being involved in this shared experience and rise to the various challenges of blocking and setting the large cast on stage through discussion and suggestions between themselves.

 ‘While rehearsals are in full swing, the stage is transformed by a nucleus of volunteer helpers consisting of the parents and families of current and ex-members of the company.

‘Instead of enjoying a relaxing seasonal break, this small group of supporters has extended the stage and constructed the tiered seating.

‘They have made costumes and installed the lighting and sound equipment, have painted and designed the set and made or sourced props.

‘The sounds of hammers and drills are interspersed with snippets of dialogue or the wonderful harmonies of the cast as they ring out in the large hall.’

At the hub of the group is artistic director Andrew Bowker a retired teacher.

 He has led HDYT, with the help of the committee, for 37 years.

Pauline added: ‘Andrew has created a company where the young people are expected to take on more responsibility as they progress and gain experience in all aspects of theatre.

‘HDYT is not a performing arts school but a place where the members gain skills through collaborative working that give them confidence to carry with them for life.’


Reproduced from the Portsmouth Evening News Wednesday 4th January 2017

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Can you offer some help?

Can you offer some help?  

Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre relies heavily on the work of its volunteers to both support productions and to fulfil wider roles to help the running of the company.

In recent times, HDYT has been experiencing a shortage of people coming forward to help, especially in the busy periods leading up to, during and after the shows produced.

We are now looking for volunteers from both parents, friends and family to work with our existing helpers to support the activities of the group. We would like to ask you if you, or your friends and family, would be able to contribute some time towards our current and future productions.

There are opportunities to help across all areas – from publicity and front of house during performances to set design and construction. This also includes set painting, costumes, props and, hair and makeup for productions.

We will create a list of groups of people across the different areas who can be called on when required. We would not demand involvement with every show, just commitment to provide some help.

Many of you who are current parents will also remember that you completed a form earlier in 2016, stating which areas you could offer some help. These will be used to initially create the list of helpers.

We have a forthcoming show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” in early January 2016, and it would be great if you could help.

If you are interested please contact Barbara Haward on as soon as, to find out more.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Fright Night

Dynamo are holding a fright night on Monday 31st October 2016

The evening will start at 5:30 and is open to anyone who would like to know more about joining the group. The evening will end with a short performance between 7:00 and 8:00


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They conquered a mountain

Congratulations to Nigel Wade and his three fellow cyclist’s who reach the summit of the Ventoux earlier today. A fantastic effort by all involved.

Nigel was riding to raise funds for Dynamo Theatre, and there is still time to donate if you would like.   Close call on a descent  Day one Pont du Normandie  Descent of the Ventoux  Ascending Ventoux  Steeps drop to meet the support vehicle  Day three before breakfast.  Hotel had no facilities for food

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Find Me – Sept 2016

How can you be found when you’re lost inside yourself?
Olwen Wymark’s drama ‘Find Me’ tells the true story of Verity Taylor.
At the age of twenty, Verity was charged by the police with damage by fire. Later, she was committed to Broadmoor “from where she may not be discharged without permission of the Home Secretary.”
Using the techniques of multiple characterizations, ‘Find Me’ seeks to investigate, in depth, the developing personality of the young girl – to ‘find her’ – and, at the same time, explores the effects of her behaviour on those around her.

Dynamo Youth Theatres production of ‘Find Me’ will run from September 7th to the 10th 2016 at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS






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Four Men and a Mountain

4 men and a mountain

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The plan so far which is subject to slight change.

Those involved. 3 of my colleagues from work, Dave Berry, Tim Bridle Adrian Lee and Me (Nigel Wade), we are all riding for our chosen charity with mine being Dynamo Youth Theatre.

Leave Portsmouth on the ferry at 23:15 on the 15/7/2016. Returning to Portsmouth at 2100 on the 23/7/2016

We will ride from Le Havre on the morning of the 16/7/2016 to the base of Le Mont Ventoux, a small town called Bedoin over 6 days. Arriving in Bedoin on Thursday 21/7. We will summit of le Mont Ventoux on Friday the 22/7. The plan is to meet the sponsor of the event, Paul the owner of Europafilter,  on the summit of the Ventoux on the Friday. This is probably for publicity photos. We will then descend the mountain and drive part of the way back toward Le Harvre and the ferry. This is to prevent having to leave Bedoin at 0400 on the Saturday. The AA route planner suggests an 8 hour drive back (We are still on the lookout for a driver who is happy driving a 14 seater minibus on the wrong side of the road, Must have D1 on their licence.) We have two windows of opportunity to summit the Ventoux,  Thursday, if we still have the strength after almost 100 miles enroute to Bedoin. The other is the Friday. The reason for two possible attempts is the weather is very changeable on the mountain. Mont Ventoux means “windy mountain” and speeds of 320KM have been recorded. I have given up trying to drive up the Ventoux on one occasion due to the wind and torrential rain. Yet in the valley it was hot and sunny. Please follow us on Facebook for updates, you can also donate here. Please support Nigel if you can, he is riding for funds towards our new home base appeal.

The route:-

Day 1 – Le Harve to Condeau – 92.6 miles
Day 2 – Condeau to Saint Viatre – 93.2 miles
Day 3 – Saint Viatre to Cosne D’Allier – 99 miles
Day 4 – Cosne D’Allier to Ambert – 98.3 miles
Day 5 – Ambert to Les Estables – 67.8 miles
Day 6 – Les Estables to Bedoin – 104.3 miles

Below are some YouTube clips to show you the Ventoux

The reason I am doing the ride is to add some funding to DYT towards their premises fund, please support me by donating here.