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.
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.
At a time when the Island is getting ready to welcome the second IW Pride event, yet society in general is still grappling with the idea that not everyone fits into neatly defined gender brackets, this play is relevant and needed. At least one audience member last night said that she had personally learnt a lot from it.
Quay Arts 15th September I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the notes provided before the show – I only knew it involved live music, and Island shipwreck and ‘a marriage on the rocks a century later.’ Intriguing, I thought. I didn’t expect to be treated to a selection…
Overall, this was a highly animated and well executed farce – light and droll with a happy ending. With major praise to Geoff Kirk for his direction, the production team and of course the talented actors, this local production of Funny Money is both genuinely humorous and easy viewing for everyone. I very much look forward to Origin Theatre’s next outing!
If you still haven’t managed to see The Signalman – and I highly recommend you do – get your tickets soon!
We catch up with the cast behind this superb farce! Content includes references to a ‘red bra’ and “… the twists and turns are as complicated as the family tree of a guest on Jeremy Kyle.”
Whale Music – Origins Theatre Company An Interview With Kevin Wilson It was a beautiful, bright day on the Isle of Wight. The sun was beaming down in the sky, the sea sparkled in its vast, serene nature, there was birdsong in the air and people happy everywhere! But me? I was in a hurry!…