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It’s AGM Time again – Monday 30th April 7pm

It's AGM Time again

It’s AGM Time again, please do come along to The Pallant Centre, The Pallant, Havant to support and hear a review of the past year and upcoming plans for the group.

Monday 30th April 7pm

As you know, Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre has been successfully run by volunteers, usually parents of members and ex-members. However we still need help with all aspects of the group both behind the scenes and during show productions.

Perhaps you can join the Dynamo committee? become a Trustee or offer help with any aspect of the group from show production & fund raising to publicity & construction.

Importantly, this year we have 2 posts to fill on the committee for Secretary and Vice Chair, so hopefully you will be interested or know of someone to fill these important roles: These are very important roles to fill so that the Theatre group can continue to provide such an excellent experience for the children that pass through its doors. Please consider if you would be willing to offer your services.

Please do not be afraid to come forward speak to either Mo Whiting, Tony Goodbody, or our chairman Richard Watts.

See you on the 30th!

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Jay Jupe

Jay Jupe

Dynamo Youth Theatre are happy to again be performing with Jay Jupe, Jay is an ex member of the group who has now gone on to start a career as an opera singer.

This concert will take place on Saturday 24th March 2017 at Park Community School’s Theatre, tickets cost £7.50 or £2.00 for students and are available from The Spring Arts Centre 023 92 472700 doors open at 7:00pm.

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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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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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Treasure Hunt

A BIG thank you to all of the sixth former’s for organising this event, and those people that came and supported them, you raised an massive £430.40. Well done to everyone involved.

Microsoft Word - may day tresure hunt leaflet

Please come and support our Six form members with their May Day Treasure Hunt. This event promises to be full of family fun as you follow the treasure trail around the town.
Tickets are available on Monday and Thursday sessions or on the day.

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AGM 2016 notice

Please do come along to St. Faith’s Hall, The Pallant, Havant, Monday 25th April 7:30 to support us and hear a review of the past year and upcoming plans for the group.

As you know, for 35 years Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre has been successfully run by volunteers,  parents of members and ex-members. This ethos ensures we can continue to offer our membership the cheapest rates for a youth theatre in the County. However to achieve this we need help with all aspects of the group both behind the scenes and for show production.

Perhaps you feel you can join the Dynamo committee? or have ideas about any aspect of the group from show production & fund raising to publicity & construction.

Importantly, this year we have 2 posts Vice Chair and Secretary to fill on the committee, so hopefully you will be interested or know of someone who is to fill these important roles:

HDYT 31 JANUARY 2016 Final accounts

HDYT AGM Minutes 20 04 15

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2016 Liz Goodbody Shield

Jades team with the Liz Goodbody Shield

Last night saw the annual Shield performances, where our 6th form group write and direct their own plays on this years theme of reconciliation.

This years Liz Goodbody Shield winner was Jade Sweatman for her play ‘Conscious’ a moving piece of theatre exploring the relationship between a mother and son, and how it impacts on the family life, when it all goes wrong.

In addition to the Shield the groups have the chance to win the Angela Sturgess Trophy. This was won by Charlotte Remnant for her piece ‘The Art of Reconciliation’ a humorous piece set in the National Art Gallery’s new exhibition.

charlotte's team with the Angela Sturgess Trophy
Charlotte far left with her team and the Angela Sturgess Trophy

Congratulations and thank you to all of the directors and teams for a most entertaining evening.

Thanks also to our guest Shield  judges for the evening, the writer Greg Mosse and stage director Roger Redfarn, who had the hard task of judging the 8 performances alongside our own Artistic Director Andrew Bowker. The Shield is judged a strict set of criteria which cover not only the performance but the groups whole approach.

Thanks also to the Angela Sturgess judges made up of the committee and guest judges for choosing their most entertaining piece.