Havant's Dynamo Youth Theatre nominated for Youth Award

THEIR incredible performances need to be seen to be believed.

Thursday, 10th March 2016, 6:00 am
Dynamo Youth Theatre in action

Dynamo Youth Theatre gives youngsters an opportunity to develop their acting and singing skills and let their imaginations go wild with some eye-catching costumes.

Now the group, which meets at St Faith’s Church Hall in Havant, has been nominated for the Stage Star category in this year’s Youth Awards for The News.

The awards were launched last week and this is the third year they have been running.

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The initiative aims to recognise the wonderful contribution young people make to our communities, whether it be helping charities, having a talent to show off, excelling at school or going the extra mile to help a friend or family member.

Helen Bailey nominated Dynamo Youth Theatre as her 12-year-old daughter Emma has been attending the group for the past 18 months.

Helen, 56, from Havant, said: ‘I think they are brilliant.

‘They are so disciplined and very supportive of each other.

‘The performances they put on are amazing. You just think “wow!”. They are just teenagers and youngsters and what they come up with is amazing.’

Dynamo has been running for 35 years.

Helen explained: ‘It is not a theatre school, its aim is to instil confidence in young people, learn how to work as a team, be disciplined, and sing, dance and perform to their best ability.

‘They put on two or three shows a year – their latest show was a world premiere written by local author Greg Mosse and music by John Gleadall.’

The News has received around a dozen requests for nomination forms so far.

A ceremony will take place on June 12 at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

Jeff Travis, who helps to organise the awards, said: ‘We’re really pleased to get the ball rolling and have had several requests for nomination forms so far, but we would like more. It’s the youngsters that make these awards and there must be so many deserving ones out there. Nominating should only take 10 or 20 minutes and it’s well worth making the effort.’