Huntingdon Youth Theatre is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for ‘Cable Street’; a specially commissioned play by the National Theatre Connections.
The performances will begin at 7:45 pm at the Commemoration Hall on 2nd, 3rd & & 4th March 2022. The doors and bar will open at 7:00 pm.
One of the reasons we chose Cable Street is its close association with a member of the group, who had relatives living in the area during the troubles. This has added to the interest of our talented cast.
We are only partway through our Connections festival journey. We will be performing in Norwich’s Garage Theatre at the beginning of May.
Written by Lisa Goldman, Cable Street is about two girls growing up in London’s Jewish east end in the 1930s. Leah and Kitty are blood sisters, best friends, and more… But they get caught up in the political turmoil caused by Oswald Mosley’s fascist Blackshirts. As their passion and the political tensions grow, the forces ensnaring them can only get tighter and tighter until something snaps.
Content warning: this play includes some examples of characters using antisemitic language/stereotypes
Huntingdon Youth Theatre is pleased to announce that it has been selected to perform a specially commissioned play “Cable Street” as part of the National Theatre Connections 2022 Project.
We are currently recruiting actors who are 13 or older for the project, which sees the group partnered with the professional venue, The Garage Theatre, Norwich. The group will perform home performances at the Commemoration Hall early in 2022 and at Norwich after that.
Today marks the 85th Anniversary of what became known as The Battle of Cable Street. The Battle of Cable Street was a series of clashes that took place at several locations In the inner East End, notably Cable Street on Sunday 4 October 1936. It was a clash between the Metropolitan Police, sent to protect a march by members of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) led by Oswald Mosley, and various anti-fascist demonstrators, including local British Jewish & Irish residents, trade unionists, communists, and socialist groups. The Anti-Fascist protestors successfully pushed back Oswald Mosley and his ‘Black Shirts’, effectively ending the rise in popularity of the BUF in Britain. To learn more, please click here: https://bit.ly/2YqIo8m
Come along to the Commemoration Hall on 19th October at 7:30 pm! Huntingdon Youth Theatre and Huntingdon Drama Club are joining forces for a one-night-only performance of various monologues, songs, and short scenes. Our play, Ordinary, was written by members of the Youth Theatre during Lockdown. Also, it’s free! Support The Commemoration Hall by buying a drink or two from the bar, which will be open from 6:30 pm.
Huntingdon Youth Theatre is always open for new members!
If you or somebody you know is secondary school-aged and has any interest in drama then we’re always happy to welcome them into the group. It doesn’t matter if you’ve done any acting before, as we welcome people of all levels of experience and ability. We are focused on trying to help young adults develop their skills and confidence through workshops and performing pieces of theatre.
Over the years since our founding, we’ve performed many different types of production. From gothic horror and period dramas through to musicals and farce. We’ve performed overseas and with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as allowing our members to write and direct their own pieces of theatre. Our members have the freedom to get involved in any way they want. This includes stage management, makeup, costume design, and lighting & sound. Anything you want to try, our team of leaders always tries to support you and encourage you to try new things.
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