Don't miss the final performance of our production of Whale Music - a superb play by the Oscar winning screenwriter, Anthony Minghella ... staged in the theatre named after him, at QUAY ARTS, NEWPORT on Wednesday April 26.


'Whale Music' is a funny, thoughtful, and moving portrayal of the lives of a group of women. Caroline comes back to the Isle of Wight to have a baby, and is soon surrounded by her friends. But times have changed. How will they react to her, and each other?

The play was Oscar-winning screenwriter Anthony Minghella's first stage success and we are delighted to bring it back to the stage in his beloved Isle of Wight, and to add our own touches, including original music and images created by Island video artist, short film and music maker, Paul Windridge.  Find out more about Paul and his work here

Call the Quay Arts booking line now on 01983 822490.

A bright new star! 

Congratulations to a star of the future.

Nine year old Anna Thomas won a radio play writing competition we organised in partnership with Vectis Radio, the community station for the Isle of Wight.

And we are excited to confirm that we are recording Anna's play - 'Terror Island' - at the Vectis Radio studios in the first week of April, for broadcast soon after. So look out for that - and look out for the very talented Anna, too.

Here comes Summer!

Audiences at Shanklin Theatre loved our production of 39 Steps, based on the Hitchcock film of the same name, in August last year.

A few examples of the feedback we received:  'Better than the London West End' .... 'Absolutely brilliant' .... 'Enjoyed it tremendously' ... 'Highest quality production'

And the good news is ... we're back again this August, this time with the fast and funny Ray Cooney farce, 'Funny Money'.  

To book now, go here