Hello and Happy Sunday to you!  It’s here, we are in February and its Show Month for all in Harry’s and we can’t wait to show you all of our hard work!

Over the last month, rehearsals have continued for mini’s, juniors and seniors, costumes have been made and sourced, songs learnt and it’s been a whirlwind of activity to make sure that everything is perfect for you on opening night.

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.

Show Countdown!

Shrek The Musical  is only 11 days away until we are raising the curtains for Opening Night!  Tickets are flying out of the box office and as of last Monday (27th Jan) we have sold an amazing 1825 tickets, with the Saturday matinee almost sold out.  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 …

It’s Show Time – Thurs 13th Feb 7pm, Feb 14th Feb 7pm, Sat 15th Feb 2pm and 7pm

Show Raffle – Tickets are now available from all members of Harry’s Youth Theatre at £1 per ticket and will be available to buy before each show in the foyers of The Grand Theatre and in The Malthouse from Harry’s Helpers.  We have 11 amazing prizes to win…

Fundraising

Harry’s Youth Theatre is a not for 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 6th January was the first draw of our 100 Club in 2020 with #25 Chloe Griffiths winning £25 – very nice!

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 Harry’s Fundraising Pot.

Sat 25th Jan – a group of Harry’s students helped the shoppers in Asda Gorseinon  between 10am and 1130am with their bag packing, making sure to pack all of their groceries carefully.  With lovely comments from staff and shoppers saying how well behaved and polite all of the students had been 🙂

Tues 28th Jan – a group of parents and supporters had a fun evening in Panshee Curry House whilst raising funds for Harry’s.  Lovely food, great company and lots of raffle prizes

As Seen In…

On Saturday 1st Feb a group of students showcased a range of some of the songs from our upcoming show Shrek The Musical by singing in the Quadrant Shopping Centre to an enthusiastic audience. To see what they sang come on over to our Facebook Page and check out the videos

On Our Blog

Tommy Our Mascot has been off on his adventures again this month, have a look at these blog posts to find out what’s he been up to

Tommy and Tilly

Tommy and the Harry’s Angels

Behind The Scenes

Meet some of the people behind the characters of our upcoming show and find out what they like about the show and their role.

Introducing Josh as Shrek

Introducing Byddia as Princess Fiona

Introducing Dan as Donkey

Introducing Natalie as Dragon

Introducing Ethan as Lord Farquaad

Alumni

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

“I first joined Harry’s in 2011 and have not looked back since! Whilst I never dreamt of pursuing a theatrical career like many of my friends at Harry’s, my time there has been just as beneficial. As a member, I have improved my confidence and discipline immensely, allowing me to excel in my undergraduate law degree and now my masters. Without the skills I developed during my time there, I doubt I ever would have coped with the demanding nature of my law degree (not to mention the public speaking)! You never really leave Harry’s. It is no exaggeration when students say it is like a second family. In fact, I have come to call the Angels my second mothers. The amount of support offered is tremendous and doesn’t stop when it’s your time to leave the group. No matter what your ambitions in life, whether you want to pursue a theatrical career or something completely different like myself, I could not recommend Harry’s enough!”

Madison Stevens

With just 11 days until Shrek The Musical starts we are polishing performances, rehearsing every scene, finishing up the costumes and selling raffle tickets.  Tomorrow is our first dress rehearsal and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been upto in last the last 5 months.  It’s been hard work, but we hope you can see why when you come and see the show – just checking you have got your tickets haven’t you?? 

If you have any questions or feedback about Harry’s, please do get in touch, we love hearing from you.

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Looking forward to seeing you at Swansea Grand Theatre for Shrek The Musical

With love

All at Harry’s Youth Theatre 

xxx