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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll, adapted for the stage by Adrian Mitchell

An amateur production presented  by special arrangement with  Samuel French.

Lewis Carroll’s timeless children’s stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There are magically brought to life in this adaptation by Adrian Mitchell, commissioned and first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The amazing Lobster Quadrille, the Queen of Hearts’ infamous croquet match and the Mad Hatter’s tea party are just a few of the remarkable events and characters in this enchanting play.

7.30pm Evening, Wednesday 10th January 2018

7.30pm Evening, Thursday 11th January 2018

7.30pm Evening, Friday 11th January 2018

2.30pm Matinee & 7.30pm Evening, Saturday 13th January 2018

2.30pm Matinee, Sunday 14th January 2018
at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS
Tickets are £8 & £10 023 9247 2700

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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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Roses of Eyam July 2016

From Wed 13-16 July 2016 we will be performing ‘The Roses of Eyam’ by Don Taylor, a play largely based on the events that happened in the ‘Plague Village’ of Eyam in Derbyshire, between September 1665 and December 1666.

We are fortunate enough to be performing this play in the fantastic setting of St. Faiths Church and it’s Church Yard in West Street, Havant . With performances from the July to the , shows start at 7:30 and tickets are available from our website or by phoning 023 9245 4244

This performance is not recommended for under 10s and will include a promenade section around the Church yard which may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

The Great Plague that swept Britain in 1665/66.

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Daisy & Marvin Save the Day, Jan 2016

Daisy and Marvin Save the Day

The World Premier of ‘Daisy & Marvin Save the Day’ opened last night in St. Faiths Hall, Havant.

As Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre approach their 35th anniversary later this year, they are staging an ambitious brand new show at St Faith’s Church Hall, Havant, this week. With the title ‘Daisy and Marvin Save the Day’ the show is a play written by Greg Mosse with music by John Gleadall. Both author and composer are local – Greg lectures at Chichester University and John is well known for teaching and composing music in Havant.

The really exciting aspect of this production is the direction of the show by the senior members of the Company and the transformation of the Church Hall. Led by sixth former Gaby Luck, the members have enhanced the script with their development of the characters, choreographed the dance and fight scenes and set the staging of the scenes under the watchful eye of Andrew Bowker, Dynamo’s Artistic Director. Andrew commented “A big part of the Dynamo experience is that our young people are given the opportunity to develop themselves by taking creative responsibilities as well as acting”.

The adult volunteers have converted the hall into a theatre with raked seats and extended the stage to provide the space for the more than 50-strong cast to showcase their dramatic talent.

Although the Saturday evening and matinee performances are sold out, some tickets are still available for the 7:30pm shows on  Thursday 7th and Friday 8th. Tickets are £8, concessions £6 available online from or by phone on 023 9245 4244

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2015


Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 September 2015, 7.30pm

Fairies, love potions, kings, queens, star-crossed lovers, mischievous spirits and an ass’s head can mean only one thing – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Come and be enchanted by this all-female version of Shakespeare’s evergreen comedy, which showcases the departing Dynamo seniors in their final performance.

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 September 2015, 7.30pm

Tickets £9, Concessions £7 Buy One Get One Free Wednesday 2 September

Box Office 023 9247 2700


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Sparkleshark 2015

‘Sparkleshark’,  from Wednesday 8th May until Saturday 9th May 2015

Welcome to our May show, “Sparkle Shark” by Philip Ridley which I am delighted to say is Directed by two ex members Barney Walsh (Director) and Zac Cuthbertson (Assistant Director). On behalf of the group I would like to offer our thanks for all of their hard work in bringing their interpretation of this play together.


The Sparkleshark Programme

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The Snow Queen 2015


I’m delighted that you’ll be performing my adaptation of “The Snow Queen” in January – thank you for choosing it. Have fun! That’s a most impressive and eye-catching heading to your web site – would you allow me to post it on my Facebook page?

Best wishes, Ron


The Assistant Directors for the show, all of the above assistant directors who are also members of the cast have done a wonderful job of combining directing with acting in the show.

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The foreigner 2014

From the Chair

A warm welcome to DYT’s annual Sixth Form leavers play. This year we are performing Larry Shue’s play “The Foreigner” a comedy set in the deep south of America.

The Six Form Show is the pinnacle of DYT membership, the last show a member will perform with us so the shows are chosen for their ability to stretch the cast, bringing all of their hard earned acting skills to the fore. A reward for staying the course and a reminder of their time with us, we wish them all the best with their chosen paths as they launch into the big wide world.

Can I also take this opportunity to thank all of the back stage crew listed in this programme, whose hard work has made the show possible, working round the difficult availability constraints at holiday time.

Richard Watts

Chairman, Dynamo Youth Theatre

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From the Director

Welcome to Dynamo’s annual Sixth Form production, which as always, aims to celebrate the many years of membership of the Senior members of the Company who are about to “retire” and embark on the next stage of their lives.

For those of us who have known these young people for many years, this production causes us mixed feelings. While we’re obviously very proud and aware of their commitment and personal development during their combined service of almost 50 years, saying farewell to such a talented section of the Company, will leave a large hole that will be naturally hard to fill.

Once again this year, a comedy is the favoured performance option by the cast, so hopefully tonight’s performance of “The Foreigner” will meet their aspirations.

Working intensively for a period of two weeks, a production of this type offers our members a different learning experience, especially in the sense of adopting a “method” approach towards the development of personal characterisation. Indeed, as I write these notes, the cast have just experienced a visit to the Spinnaker Tower, where they have had to convince the innocent general public of their American personalities!

I would like to thank the whole cast, for both their enthusiasm and professionalism during the rehearsal period, as well as our long suffering backstage crew, who have given up so much of their spare time, to try and ensure that our Senior members are given the most positive experience possible.

Thank you for your support tonight.

Andrew Bowker

Artistic Director, Dynamo Youth Theatre


Froggy LeSuer – Chris Thomas

Charlie Baker –Harry Stroud

Betty Meeks –Lucy Wickham

Rev David Marshall Lee –Rufus Cameron

Catherine Simms –Rachel Hogarth

Owen Musser –Barney Walsh

Elland Simms –Josh Bennett


Front of House –Tricia Roberts, Jayne Green

Health and Safety –Tony Goodbody, Mo Whiting

Photographs –Paul Burrows

Hair and make-up –Linda Stimpson and cast

Set Design –Graham Frost

Set Construction –Nigel Wade, Wayne Thomas, Kevin West, Nick Haward, Richard Watts, Dan Stroud, Hugh Cairns, Ivor Copeland, Callum Cairns, Mal Sturgess

Set Painting –Bev Wade, Jennie Wade,
Mark Remnant, Beth Howard, Sally Stroud,
Sarah Sweatman, The Cast

Costumes –Kate Walsh

Lights –Barry Fletcher

Sound –Ben Fletcher

Programme Design –Alex Booth

Properties –Lynne Rough, Mary Fletcher

Publicity –Lucy Flannery, Richard Watts, Tricia Roberts, Alex Booth

Stage Management –Callum Cairns, Tony Goodbody

Production Manager –Mo Whiting

Director –Andrew Bowker


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Where The Poppies Fall 2014

Rehearsals have started for our next show “Where the Poppies Fall” an original workshop production, to commemorate the Centenary of world war one, written and directed by Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre members.

The show will be performed at St. Faiths Hall, The Pallant, Havant on the 18th, 19th and 20th July

Tickets are priced at £8.00 and will be available from our web site soon.