Happy 1st December!

Hello and welcome to your December newsletter 🙂 we hope life is treating you well and you are starting to get a little bit excited about the upcoming festivities.

Once again Harrys HQ has been super busy with lots of fundraising taking place, costumes being made, songs being learnt and scenes being blocked.  Once again let me share with you what we’ve done and what we’ve got in store for you in the upcoming weeks and months.

Show Countdown!

We are now down into double figures for our upcoming show Shrek The Musical which takes place in just 74 days in the Swansea Grand Theatre.  Tickets continue to be sold  and this month another 124 lucky people have grabbed theirs taking the total so far upto 613 seats being sold.  Tickets make fab Christmas presents for your family, friends and loved ones too, who doesn’t love to go and see a show? And with the comedy pair of Shrek and Donkey, along with Lord Farquaad, you are guaranteed laughs a plenty! Just click on the button below to order yours online or ring the box ofice direct on 01792 475715.

Up Coming …

Thurs 5th Dec – Harry’s Seniors are singing with G4 in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.  Tickets can be purchased here

Mon 16th Dec – Christmas Hamper Raffle will be drawn – tickets are £1 each and you will be in with the chance to win an amazing food and drink hamper full of goodies in time for Christmas.  Ticket proceeds go towards our Shrek fundraising.

Mon 16th Dec – Last Harry’s rehearsals for 2019

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

Fundraising

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 4th November was the first draw of our 100 Club with #8 – Spencer Williams winning £25 – well done Spencer! 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. If you haven’t got your number then get in touch and we can sort it out for you. 

On Saturday 16th November, Harry’s Helper Tracey Crawshaw organised and hosted our Langland Golf Club Fundraiser.  A group of Seniors did an amazing job of entertaining a sold out event, singing a variety of group numbers, duets and solos.  With a glass of prosecco – courtesy of the Stewardess Ann Morgans – and a fab raffle – this amazing event helped to raise £1200 towards the Shrek Fundraising pot.  Very well done to Tracey and all who took part.

On Sunday 17th November, 3 of our lovely Harry’s Helpers, Amanda, Donna and Donna joined together to run a Car Boot Sale on behalf of Harry’s.  They collected – Toys/Games/Bric a Brac/Dvds and other items from Harry’s members and then sold them with a fab £172 going to our Shrek Fundraising Pot.  A very big thank you to you ladies for all your hardwork.

On Thursday 21st November, a group of Harry’s Seniors attended the Mumbles Christmas Lights Switching On parade and took to the main stage for 2 slots of singing and promoting Harry’s and Shrek The Musical.  The weather was not kind but despite the rain they performed well and did us proud.

This Saturday 30th November there was more singing and promoting of Harry’s and Shrek The Musical, this time in the Etsy Local Winter Fair in the Patti Pavilion, Swansea.  In this beautiful venue the group sang a variety of group numbers and soloists Phoebe Preece and Dan Stockton added a bit of Christmas cheer as they sang Silent Night and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, which brought a tear to many of the audiences eyes.  Again you did us proud and really appreciate you giving up your Saturday lunch to sing.

Win a Family Ticket To Shrek The Musical

Harry’s is in the November/December issue of Kidscene Magazine which is a free families magazine providing parents in and around Swansea with information on child friendly attractions,after school clubs, childcare, tuition, sports clubs, party ideas and much, much more!

To enter into the free competition to win a family ticket to Shrek The Musical just head on over to their website and enter the competition by clicking on the button below.

The Adventures of Tommy The Teddy

Tommy The Teddy our Mascot has been on lots of adventures again this month with Lexi and Phoebe both getting to take Tommy home.   Read all about what Tommy has been getting upto in our blog posts

Alumni

This is what some of our previous members said about their time at Harry’s Youth Theatre…

“I started at Harry’s when the group was first established many years ago and had the absolute pleasure of being in many company productions throughout the years. I played ‘Tyrone’ in the first production of Fame opposite the lovely Rosie! I never considered dance as one of my strong points but under the direction of Kath and some assistance (lots of assistance) from Rosie, we managed to achieve what we set out to do. My last production was WWRY before I went to drama college and I can honestly say looking back at my time at Harry’s it was one of the most amazing times of my life and have made many lifelong friends from my time there. All the best for the forthcoming production, I know it’s gonna be just as “faaaabulous” (as Kath would say) as every one so far!! Break a leg everyone!!! Love Gary”

Gary Hinds

So once more another busy but fun filled month!  As always if you want to know anything please do get in touch, we love hearing from our supporters.

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and see you next time

With love

All at Harry’s Youth Theatre 

xxx