… what better way to welcome the island back to its marvellous theatre than with Festively Theatrical! A laid back, homely concert done by some of the islands most experienced in the amateur dramatic scene.
Around 30 separate performances made up this very special and entertaining show, featuring a wide range of Islanders with two things in common – talent and residency on our lovely Island.
The emphasis here is on the word ‘Team’. Our amateur theatre production teams on the Island, are indeed Premier Division. Olly Fy introduces us to an all-star team, where the motto of ‘One for all, and all for one” really does apply.
Emily reflects on when the theatre scene on the Island went dark as a result of recent events.. and how the Island Theatre community continues to burn bright for us all.
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…
A truly fantasmagorical show!! Plaudits are already flooding social media after the first night of this amazing show – and I can understand why. And it’s not just the car!
“The mark of a really good show is that days later you are still laughing at the jokes and singing the songs – and over a day after seeing the show, I still am…. and eagerly awaiting next year’s offering.”
As February Half Term draws ever nearer, so too does The Wight Strollers annual pantomime. This year, it’s Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, at Medina Theatre on 16th, 17th and 23rd February, and it looks like it’s going to be another fabulous show! IW Theatre caught up with their Robin, played by Emily Scotcher, to find out more…
Sitting in the audience I could have believed I was in the West End – the singing, dancing, acting, costumes and setting all have that Wight Strollers high quality, and Sarah Scotcher should be very proud of her directing skills and of her team.
It would be hard to contemplate a February Half term without the annual Wight Strollers pantomime. It has become such a fixed point in the year for so many theatre goers (young and old) that no February would be complete without an injection of Strollers magic. I think before I begin my review it’s important to appreciate the…