Happy New Year To You!
Hello and welcome to 2020! A brand new year and a brand new decade.
After being formed in 2002, Harry’s Youth Theatre will be 18 years old this year! And during the last 18 years we have put on a whooping 46 different shows, from the first show of The Wizard of Oz right up to Shrek The Musical being our 47th coming up in February! The full lists of shows can be found on our website here
Even though Harry’s has taken a little break over Christmas there has still been lots going on behind the scenes, costumes being made, raffle prizes being found for our upcoming Raffle being drawn during Shrek The Musical and lots more!
So let me share with you what’s been happening and what we’ve got in store for you in the upcoming weeks and months.
Shrek The Musical is only 43 days away and we can proudly say now its taking place this year! Tickets are flying out of the box office and we have sold 1015 to date with half of those available for the Saturday matinee already gone. If you haven’t got yours yet just click on the button below to order yours online or ring the box office at Swansea Grand Theatre direct on 01792 475715.
Up Coming …
Mon 6th Jan 2020 – Harry’s First rehearsals of 2020
Sat 25th Jan – Harry’s will be singing and bag packing in Asda in Gorseinon
Sat 1st Feb – Seniors promoting Shrek by singing in the Quadrant Shopping Centre Swansea
Show Raffle – Tickets will be available in the coming weeks
Harry’s Youth Theatre is a non profit trust run by volunteers fondly known as Harrys Angels. We are continuing to raise funds with a group of parents called “Harry’s Helpers” and this month there has been a variety of different events ….
Monday 2nd December was the second draw of our 100 Club with #28 Debbie Isaac winning £25 – well done Debbie!
We still have some spaces available in our 100 Club so if you haven’t got your number(s) then get in touch and we can arrange it for you. In case you don’t know our 100 Club is an easy to way for you to be in with a chance to win £25 each month. All you have to do is pay £1 per month (min of 6 months) and you will be allocated a number. Each month a number will be drawn out of the hat and the winner will win £25, the remaining funds will go into our Shrek Fundraising Pot.
Our Christmas Raffle was drawn on Monday 16th December and 3 lucky winners were drawn. Hamper 1 went to Ava Mullins Ticket no 323, Hamper 2 went to William ticket no 344 and the Bayliss & Harding giftset went to Leanne Noble ticket no 573. The raffle raised a fab £306 towards our Shrek Fund.
Our Show Raffle will be taking place during January and right up until Shrek The Musical with our winners being drawn on Sat 15th February. This raffle is open to the public and tickets will be available to buy before each show too. Details will be out soon
As Seen In…
On Thursday 5th December Harry’s supported G4 in their Christmas Tour in the Brangwyn Hall and wowed the audience with Walking In The Air, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas and Carol of the Bells. Read the blog post here to watch the videos of these performances
On Sunday 22nd December a group of 10 seniors attended St Peters Church Carol service and entertained the congregation with their amazing singing once again.
We’re on the front cover of the Jan/Feb edition of What’s On – Swansea magazine with a great feature all about Shrek The Musical after Holly Hughes chats to our Director Kathryn Wheel. With Kathryn’s favourite quote ‘What makes us special, makes us strong’ being used as the headline. You can read the online version here we are on page 20-21
And lastly a very big Well Done to one of our Patrons Kev Johns for being awarded the prestigious award of Swansea Icon as part of Swansea’s 50th anniversary celebrations. You can watch the video surprising Kev with his award whilst performing as the Pantomime Dame in Swansea Grand Theatre by clicking here
This is what some of our previous members said about their time at Harry’s Youth Theatre…
“I joined Harry’s from an early age. I had older sisters that were in Harry’s so I was so excited to join at the age of 5. Harry’s gave me the confidence and chance to perform on the big stage and also helped me to make so many friends. The angels at Harry’s are all amazing and taught me lots of skills whilst still having lots of fun. I am now fortunate to teach our minis at Harry’s and love every minute of it. I get to do something that I love and still be involved with all the amazing people that helped me…Harry’s is a big part of my life and I am very grateful for everything it has taught me.”
As you can imagine with just 43 days until Shreks Opening Night, this will be a busy time for all involved in Harry’s Youth Theatre.
If you want to know anything please do get in touch, we love hearing from our supporters.
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Hoping your 2020 is filled with good times
All at Harry’s Youth Theatre