RAISING THE CURTAIN #11: “My Theatre History” by Zoe Divers

“A good friend of mine asked me to write this blog post about my past theatre experiences on the Isle of Wight. This got me thinking. Without the island’s theatre scene, I wouldn’t have met this friend. In fact, I wouldn’t have met the majority of the wonderful, talented people that I am so lucky to call my friends.”

RAISING THE CURTAIN #1: “Two Planks, and a Wardrobe Malfunction” by Olly Fry

Olly Fry introduces us to one of his first “anecdotes of wisdom” and formative memories from The Dressing Room over the years. He also drops a theatrical gauntlet to the members and fans of the Island theatre community in the form of a question… Why it is that this scene has such a devoted following and why it is important …and most importantly, why it will continue to be so?

REVIEW: ‘Cinderella Live In Concert’ – Ventnor Theatre Group

Ventnor Theatre Group’s latest show was a unique spin on the classic pantomime Cinderella, giving it a modern reconfiguration and setting it in a concert style. It was an adventurous undertaking by director Joe Plumb who not only wrote the script, but also adapted the lyrics of popular musical theatre and pop songs to fit…

REVIEW: ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ – Shorwell Drama Club

This pantomime kicks of my own festive season of theatre, with so many productions planned on the Isle of Wight we are very lucky to have a packed theatre schedule from December right through until February. Whether you fancy taking the family to a larger production or one of the community events there is something…