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!
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!
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!
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!
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!)
Tickets are available now for our production of Dracula this December. All you need to do is click on the tab on the menu bar and follow the instructions. Tickets will soon be available via the Commemoration Hall or Niche Comics as well, we’ll inform people when they receive their stock.
Summer has been and gone, we’ve been working hard on putting things together for Dracula and the process of gearing up for Connections 500 next year and now rehearsals are in full swing with lots of excitement, special effects and smoke!
The only thing not raring to go is an audience, and that’s where you come in. For the first time we at HYT are delighted to announce we’ll be offering people the chance to purchase their tickets online. All you need to do is click on link on the menu bar and away you go!
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday the 15th of September at 6:30 PM so start booking and we’ll see you in December! Sleep well…
We are delighted to announce that we are going to be a part of the National Theatres “Connections 500” to celebrate the 21st birthday of the Connections program. Every year the National Theatre invite a number of youth theatre groups across the country to perform a specially commissioned play written to inspire and challenge young performers.
Back in 2011 we performed Dirty, Dirty Princess a play that had been written for Connections and so we’re enjoying going through the scripts of potential productions ready to make our selection for our first show in 2016. In September we’ll be confirming the play we’ll be performing and work will begin with our leaders being given the opportunity to attend directors workshops with the writer and team at the National Theatre.
It is a great opportunity for our young members to be involved in such a prestigious endeavour and we can’t wait to share more information with you as the project develops.
Our Summer showcase is done and was well received. As always thank you everyone for coming along and supporting us. Now we’re moving straight into our next production. After some auditions and difficult decisions a cast is in place to take us forward as we bring Bram Stokers classic gothic novel to the stage.
With the Summer holidays upon us, our members will be working on their lines and developing their roles ready to perform in December. We also have some very exciting news to come up as well so even though it’s a “break” we’re sure to be very busy over the coming weeks!
Photo courtesy of Sarah Hall
With our performance of “The Mad Hatters Tea Party” at the Holiday Inn now been and gone we are preparing for the run towards our Summer holiday. Rehearsals are ongoing of an episode of Fawlty Towers and Graeme Hammond is putting together a piece of workshop theatre and they will be performed in-house before we break up.
Following that we’ll be holding workshops and auditions ahead of our winter production “Dracula” which will be directed by Ray Livermore and to performed in December. So between rehearsals for those, audition preparation and our group trips to see Shakespeare at the George and their production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and Tolethorpe for “Romeo and Juliet” we’ve got a busy few weeks ahead!