The Apollo is gaining a reputation for ‘blockbuster’ productions at Christmas – a good alternative to the traditional pantomime for a festive family treat. Last year ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ proved immensely popular and this year ‘Dad’s Army’ became the first Apollo Players’ show in history to sell out every performance before the curtain had even risen on opening night.
Having enjoyed previous BLTC productions, I anticipated their latest offering with delight – and I wasn’t disappointed. The play itself, about three elderly ladies who have quite literally shipped out of their retirement home in the 1960’s, and landed on the Suffolk coast in search of a new home, sets up plenty of opportunities for…
A look ahead to a production that features a wealth of local talent, faces well-known across the Island, drawn from a number of local companies and each bringing their skills, humour and style to the show to bring Shakespeare’s veritable feast of characters to life
“Now, as this is not by any means the first time that male buttocks have been glimpsed at Bembridge…”
Apollo Players: The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan Right from the start, this play has a lot going for it: Graham Linehan is a gifted comedy writer, famous for creating such classics as ‘Black Books’, ‘The IT Crowd’ and ‘Father Ted’, so his rework of a classic Ealing comedy is sure to be a quality script….