Moving in to 2019

Hot on the heels of our successful production of Sinbadaladdin at Hinchingbrooke Country Park Centre, the group has been invited by the National Theatre to take part in the Connections Project for 2019.

The annual project brings together a number of youth theatres from around the country and places are highly sought after. HYT has been asked to perform a specially commissioned play entitled Flesh, by Rob Drummond. The play is to be performed three times in Huntingdon in early March and then at the Garage Theatre (Norwich Playhouse) on April 4.

This is our third invitation to perform in the Connections project. In 2016 HYT was invited to perform It Snows at The Junction, in Cambridge, and in 2017 performed Monstrum at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton and then went on tour to Wertheim, Germany, with the play.

The group have been supported by the Shakespeare at The George Trust, a charitable foundation that regularly makes funds available to local organisations, groups and individuals to further theatre and theatre skills in the region.

Richard Brown, chairman of the trustees of SaTG said: “We greatly value our long-standing association with HYT and it gives us special pleasure to be able to support young people’s involvement in major theatrical events such as the NT’s Connections Project.”

SaTG partly funds its bursaries using profits from its award-winning annual open-air Shakespeare production, performed in the Jacobean courtyard of The George Hotel in Huntingdon, and HYT is the recipient of the prestigious Mo Pearce Bursary in memory of the late Mo Pearce – former trustee, director and actress with SaTG.

Rehearsals for Flesh begin on January 8 at HYT’s home venue of Hinchingbrooke Country Park Centre, where the group meets every term-time Tuesday between 7pm-9.30pm. There is an opportunity for young actors, aged 13 and over, to be involved in the project. No previous experience is required to join and anybody interested, should contact HYT via its Facebook page, online at www.huntingdonyouththeatre.co.uk or by calling Dominic Whitehead on: 01480 380297.

We’re Taking the Hobbits to Hinchingbrooke

And you can join us too!

Tickets are now on sale for our Midsummer production where we will take you on a small walk around Hinchingbrooke Park as we follow Frodo on his quest to destroy the One Ring. Tickets are available both here and over on Facebook right now. Watch this space for where to get your paper tickets soon!

We’re 21!

So as we finish Beauty and the Beast we move into the new year celebrating our 21st birthday! We’ve got together for the first meeting of the year and started work on some new projects we will be looking to perform in March and have a lot more planned which we look forward to sharing with you.

Thank you to all our past and present members, leaders and anyone else who has supported us over this time. It’s been a roller coaster ride and with us now being joined by leaders younger than we are, we look forward to many more years of accessible theatre for youngsters in the Huntingdon area!

Making Connections (again)

So after a busy few months we’ve been working away on our production for the second year with National Theatre Connections. This year we are working on The Monstrum which we will be performing in March. So of course, the good news is tickets are on sale now! Simply click on “buy tickets” at the top of the page and we’ll see you there.

 

Tickets are as always £8 for adults and £6 for concessions. We hope to see you there!

It’s Snowing… Again!

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So after a very busy few months (with many apologies for being so quiet on here!) we’re back after the Summer to start rehearsals on our winter production of The Snow Queen! A great stage adaptation of the classic tale.

 

Tickets are available NOW from this page or via Facebook. We’ll have them at the box office as soon as possible. See you at the end of November!

Case closed, now it’s snowing!

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks. Last week we followed up on The Witches of Warboys and Trial of Joshua Slade by returning to to the court room for Murder at the Meads. A trial based around Walter Worthington, a man accused of murdering his young wife in Broughton. It was very well received and we thank everyone who came to see us over the five nights.

 

With one show finished, we’ve been straight into our National Theatre Connections project It Snows, we’ve had the technical and dress rehearsals and on Friday we can’t wait to go live. For tickets just visit the link on the menu bar of this site!

Already hard at work

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Well 2016 is just over a week old and already we’re hard at work. We’ve been working on our National Theatre Connections production of “It Snows” with director John McCusker in and out of meetings and working hard on creating the dynamics between the various characters we will introduce you to in March. Tickets are now available by clicking on the “Buy tickets” tab on the top of this very page!

 

Not only that but we’re also under way as we prepare for our third visit to the courtroom following our sold out performances of The Witches of Warboys and The Trial of Joshua Slade. This years show tells the story of “The Murder at the Meads” in Broughton relating to a case from the interwar years. Once again we are working with the Mayor of Huntingdons Charities and tickets for this play are now available by following this link and booking your date in court.

 

It’s going to be a busy year, it’s great to be back on the stage rehearsing after the Christmas break!

Requiescat in Pace Dracula

So there we have another play in the history books as we say goodbye to this years Winter production of Dracula. It was a big, ambitious production with lots of set pieces and lots of hard work and a sold out final performance on Saturday evening! What a great way to round out our 18th year.

We’re not resting though as no sooner have we removed Draculas crypt from the hall we are working on the next productions. On Tuesday night we started on our Connections piece “It Snows” with the first cast get together and read through and next Tuesday we’re starting the work on our return to the Court Room of Huntingdon Town Hall to start work on “Murder at the Meads”. With both of those productions taking place next March we have a lot to do, that’s without anything else we have planned!

Thank you for your support in 2015, we look forward to continuing our growth in 2016!

Music of the Night

Well we are now just a few days away from next weeks run of Dracula at the Commemoration Hall. In preparation for the big day we’ve got a video of some of our members performing an improvised dance routine at the Huntingdon Christmas lights switch on this past weekend for you right here.

To pick up your tickets simply click “buy tickets” on the menu bar, via our Facebook page or you can buy them face to face from Niche Comics, the Commemoration Hall or by saying hello to us on Thursday, Friday or Saturday at the library in Huntingdon!

 

Connections 500 play – It Snows

A little while ago we announced we would be working on the National Theatres Connections program in 2016. Last weekend director, John McCusker was working in London with the NT where he took part in workshops with other Connections directors and met the author of our production.

We can announce our Connections project is going to be the play “It Snows” by author Bryony Lavery. It’s an ensemble piece following teenage life in a small town through the eyes of aspiring photographer Cameron and wannabe actress Caitlin. We’re looking forward to this production, which we’ll be starting work in full as soon as we have finished with our production in December, Dracula (tickets selling very well incidentally. Get them by clicking the link on our web page!)connections500

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