ALL ABOARD FOR 'COACH TRIP' ...
Don't miss the bus ...! Make sure you get a seat for our hit production, 'Coach Trip', which will be staged for the last time at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight, on Remembrance Sunday, November 13.
Coach Trip won rave reviews from audiences at its premiere in September ... 'funny and poignant'; 'I dragged my son to the theatre and away from his X Box and he loved it!'; 'we loved every minute of it' ... and now we're excited to announce we will be doing one more performance.
And it will be a very special occasion.
'Coach Trip' is being staged in support of the Royal British Legion, to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal, and help raise awareness of the sacrifice made by so many 'ordinary people' who lived and laughed and loved - and larked about - just as we do today.
It's a comedy, but it's also poignant, as it explores the theme of remembrance, and also features a cornet player, a Royal British Legion Standard Bearer, and live performance of music of the 1940s.
It's like nothing else you've seen before!
Our final performance has extra significance because it will be staged as a matinee on the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday.
Go to www.quayarts.org for more information and to book your tickets.
Mr Dickens on the Isle of Wight
Our very own Charles Dickens is the Master of Ceremonies at a Music Hall at Trinity Theatre, Cowes on October 7 and 8; and will be hosting An Evening with Charles Dickens at McCarthy and Stone's Silver Sands Court, in Bembridge, on October 19.
New radio play
Have you heard The Telescope?
It's an adaptation for radio of our atmospheric one act play, that premiered to great reviews at Ventnor Fringe and was nominated for best play at a festival in Swindon. You can listen to it here
High praise for 39 Steps
Audiences at Shanklin Theatre loved our production of 39 Steps, based on the Hitchcock film of the same name, which in turn was based on John Buchan's wonderful story.
A few examples of the feedback we received: 'Better than the London West End' .... 'Absolutely brilliant' .... 'Enjoyed it tremendously' ... 'Highest quality production'
Thank you to everyone who supported our summer season, which raised funds for Shanklin Theatre.