January 2024

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

By Glyn Robbins. Adapted from the book by CS Lewis

Was performed Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th January 2024 at 7.30 pm plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm at The Pallant Centre, Havant

Everyone loves this magical story when Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour to the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. There they encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the Beasts, Aslan the lion, representing all that is good and right. The White Witch is destroyed, allowing good to triumph over evil in the time-honoured way.

 

 

 

October 2023

Announcing Dynamites – New Junior Section for Dynamo

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Dynamo Youth Theatre is excited to announce the launch of Dynamites a new group for 7–11 year olds

Dynamites is an explosive drama group for 7-11 year olds, the junior section of the well established Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre. Dynamites will be offering the chance for young people to have fun, build confidence, self esteem and to participate in drama games, workshops and performance-based shows.

This new Group will be led by Ryan Rock with support from experienced volunteers and will meet in The Pallant, Havant from 4.30 – 6.00pm every Monday night from January 2024. As an ex-member of Dynamo Youth Theatre, Ryan is excited to bring the skills and values he learnt to Dynamites. Ryan who is currently studying primary education is looking forward to helping children discover their own creativity and enthusiasm for the arts.

The introductory session for Dynamites will take place on Monday 8th January 2024 at The Pallant, Havant at 4.30pm after which applications for membership for Dynamites will apply at a cost of £15 a month. Click here to register your interest in attending the introductory session and joining the Group.

We look forward to welcoming our new junior members to the Group.

Monday 8th of January 2024, 4:30pm – 6pm
at the Pallant Centre, St. Faith’s Havant

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August 2023

A Spot of Murder

When faded theatrical diva, Corrina Marcham, senses that she is in great danger, she calls in Detective Inspector Trench to investigate a murder that hasn’t been committed yet – her own!

With the suspects, marooned at the Marchams’ isolated house because of a storm, Corrina ensures that Trench’s journey has not been wasted by conveniently dying.

Has Corrina simply died of fright after an alarming Tarot card reading? Has she committed suicide in a bout of thespian depression, or has she really been murdered? And by whom? Somebody with something to gain? Somebody with something to hide? Or simply somebody she had upset?

Can Trench and the eager PC Pendlebury uncover the truth before they have to call in somebody else to do it properly?

A side-splitting performance of passion, poison and petrification!

Wed 30th August 2023 to Sat 2nd September 2023 at 7.30pm at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant.

May 2023

Celebrate! Dynamo Youth Theatre 40th Anniversary Show

While King Charles was celebrating his Coronation, nearly 250 people attended Celebrate!, the Dynamo Youth Theatre 40th Anniversary celebrations at The Gaiety in Southsea.  The current Members performed excerpts from shows previously performed by the company over the four decades and several times they had ex Members on their feet joining in with words and moves.

The evening was ‘hosted’ by five ex Members – Alex Booth, Max Short, Callum West, Callum Cairns and Ryan Rock who introduced the acts and kept the evening flowing with anecdotes from past Members both in person and on screen.

Ex Members Ryan Crellin Simpson, Abi Jeffery, Jay Jupe, Alice Mayhead, Charlie Palmer, Matt Sackman and Jennie Wade gave everyone a treat by reprising songs they had performed during their time at Dynamo.  There were many tributes to Andrew Bowker during the evening from past members and volunteers and a presentation was made on behalf of the Trustees to show their appreciation of the work Andrew continues to do for the Group.

The video and audio tributes from the evening can be found here.

January 2023

Our Day Out

Some underprivileged schoolchildren are taken on a day’s outing by their teachers. The children boisterously rampage through a roadside cafe, a zoo, a castle and a beach. A joyous and humorous celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up, but also a sharp pointer to their depressing present and empty future, for a simple day out is as much as these unlucky children can expect. Our Day Out, by Willy Russell, is now studied as a GCSE text.

This amateur production of Our Day Out is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. concordtheatricals.co.uk

August 2022

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood

 

Packed with thrills, romance, laughter, and immortal characters like Little John, Friar Tuck and Maid Marian, this exciting performance of Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, tells the enduring story of a hero of the people who takes on the ruthless powers that be. So get ready to join the Dynamo Sixth Formers for their annual extravaganza – you won’t want to miss a moment of the swashbuckling fun!

This amateur production of “Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

 

June 2022

The Little Match Girl

Dynamo’s production of The Little Match Girl  tells the story of an unnamed girl as she tries to make it through an icy Christmas, with matches her only way to make money. She later uses all of her matches to make her happy.

The production directed by Ryan Rock,  Charlie Palmer and other Dynamo senior members of the company includes a promenade through the Pallant Centre grounds.

April 2022

Oliver!

The third time dynamo has performed Oliver! (not counting the 1984 collaboration with square one and Havant Light Opera) that was postponed from January 2022 due to a Covid outbreak in the cast. It was finally performed in St Faith’s Church in Havant in April 2022.



March 2022

Oliver! is back on

We told you we’d be back soon! And the show will go on! Following the postponement due to Covid outbreak during the pre-production of Oliver! that was due to be performed in January, we are happy to announce that the production is going ahead on Wednesday 6th of April to Saturday, the 9th of April 2022 7:30pm, plus a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm

We have kept the set and props and everyone has remembered the songs and their lines (we hope!)

We have had to move the location of the performance so it won’t be in The Pallant Centre hall this time, but in St. Faith’s Church, Havant (with raised seating!). Please note there will be limited toilets available at this venue though.

Tickets are on sale now – book here

December 2021

Oliver! Production postponed due to Covid outbreak

It is with regret that unfortunately Dynamo Youth Theatre has had a covid outbreak during the pre-production of Oliver! 

Therefore, the show is going to have to be postponed until the near future. 

As we are currently looking at alternative dates for this production, your tickets will be valid  for this future production date. However, if you require a refund, please email info@dynamoyouththeatre.com