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It’s AGM Time again – Monday 23rd April 7pm

It's AGM Time again

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

Monday 23rd April 7pm

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

Perhaps 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 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 23rd!

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Flo & Joan coming to The Spring Arts Centre


One of our ex members Rosie Dempsey is shortly to bring her show Flo & Joan to The Spring Arts Centre, Havant on the 15th June 2018.

Flo & Joan: The Kindness of Stranglers
Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan present a brand-new hour of dark, witty songs. As heard on Radio 4’s Fresh From the Fringe, Flo & Joan are also famous for their viral hit song The 2016 Song, which has received over 50 million views online. They were Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 finalists and Best of the Fest Selection 2016 at Montreal Sketchfest. You may also recognise the duo from some recent Nationwide adverts!

Tickets are available from The Spring Arts Centre website




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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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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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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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Quiz night: Forties to Noughties

Forties to Noughties (1940’s – 2000’s)

Monday 1 May 2017

At St Faith’s Church Hall (Pallant Centre)

Teams of 8 Members Maximum

(bring your friends and family)

£3 per person

7pm to start 7:30pm til 9:30pm

Soft drinks Provided

Food/alachol (not provided – please bring your own)


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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