Category Archives: Shows

Cable Street: Tickets On Sale!

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

Announcing: CABLE STREET

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

ORDINARY & TOGETHER ALONE

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.

ending summer 2019

As the school term comes to a close we have our final piece. To finish we have a piece of devised theatre created by the members and directed by Graeme Hammond.

It promises to be a thought provoking and challenging evening, it is free and will begin at 7:45 and last for about 20 minutes.

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!

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