REVIEW: ‘Ross & Rachel’ – Horse Box Theatre Company

“Tallulah plays both roles in this dialogue for one, and it is her performance that holds the play together. Her inflections, particularly as Rachel, are spot on and her handling of Ross’ darker moments makes this piece, at times, difficult to watch – in a good way.”

REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ – The Island Savoyards

Christmas came early to Shanklin Theatre with a vibrant and feel-good production of A Christmas Carol by the Island Savoyards, directed by Anthony Wright, with Andrew Woodford as Musical Director and Jake Alabaster as Choreographer. A Christmas Carol is the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, originally penned by Charles Dickens in 1843, who undergoes an unexpected change…

REVIEW: Voices Over Passchendaele

Olly’s performance was the foundation on which this play stood, and his performance was extremely strong: he was convincing, likeable and thoroughly commendable.

REVIEW – ‘Fresh Start’ – Origins Theatre

Sometimes, there’s a play that causes a writer’s block for all the right reasons. ‘Fresh Start’ was one such play, posing question after question and leaving the audience to answer them.

REVIEW: ‘Cats’ – Ventnor Theatre Group

All in all, for Lloyd-Webber aficionados this is a must-see for the Bank Holiday weekend; and if you’ve never heard of Cats, go along and support these felines and treat yourself to a first viewing of one of the longest-running musicals in history – but be quick, as there aren’t many tickets left!

REVIEW: ‘Made in Dagenham’ – The Island Savoyards

Revolutionary spirit was alive and well at Shanklin Theatre last night for The Island Savoyards’ production of the 2014 musical Made in Dagenham, directed by Anthony Wright with Andrew Woodford as Musical Director. Based on the events of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists’ strike, the musical was the creation of David Arnold, Richard Thomas and Richard Bean,…

REVIEW: ‘Matilda’ – The Island Free School

There’s a star in the making in young Sienna Hobbs, a Year 7 student at the Island Free School. Her powerful vocals, clear diction and expressive performance in the titular role in The Island Free School’s 30 minute production of Matilda blew the audience away, and her rendition of ‘Naughty’ would give any Matilda in the…

Review: ‘Behind The Rainbow’ – Sandown Bay Academy

“…what was most striking about this production was the vibrant energy of the cast, from start to finish – their clear camaraderie and their love for performing was a joy to see in a show that was an excellent comedic tonic to a dreary January day. Congratulations to all at Sandown Bay Academy on a fabulous production – and long may they continue to have that passion for performing, because that stage was packed with talent.”