This year, HYT brings you Charles Dicken’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Hinchingbrooke Country Park Centre. Join us from Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th December at 7:30pm for an unforgettable retelling of this much loved Christmas tale.
For more information, including ticketing information and pricing, please see our fantastic new poster shown above.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
As we’re coming to the end of the year and heading in to a Summer break before coming back for “Sleeping Beauty” as our big winter production we’re going to be putting on our end of term free showcase. This year it will be our very own version of Lord of the Rings, a somewhat shorter the Tolkien classic as the script comes in at just 10 pages!
Come along on the 22nd of July at 7:30 to the Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon for this free piece of theatre!
We are putting together the finishing touches from the Trial of Joshua Slade and this will be broadcast next Monday, the 26th May on Huntingdon Community Radio at 7 o’clock. This is a great opportunity for those who were unable to fit into the crowded court room on the day to hear what happened in our town nearly 200 years ago!
It can be heard locally by tuning in to 104fm or online over at the HCR website.
Here is the trailer the radio station prepared advertising it!