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: ‘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: ‘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.”

REVIEW: 9 to 5 – The Island Savoyards

Did you know the parking meter was invented in 1935? Consolidated Industrials office newcomer Judy Bernly shares trivia when she’s nervous, and her opening joke about needing an hour to park – particularly apt for the packed Shanklin Theatre audience! – set the tone for the evening: feel-good and funny, 9 to 5: The Musical is based…

REVIEW: Matilda The Musical – Island Savoyards (Summer Workshop)

This is the first summer workshop from the Island Savoyards.  The audience of family and friends were very impressed. We all hope that we can look forward to another summer school next year.   In the meantime, the children should be congratulated and feel very proud of their summer school performance. 

“YOU ALL GRADUATED WITH HONOURS!”