See you at Brighton Fringe!

We're performing 'Wake' at the Purple Playhouse Theatre, Montefiore Road, Hove, for the final time on Saturday June 4, at 4pm and 6.30pm.  It's fast moving, funny and moving. Audiences love 'Wake' and we hope you do too.  Our Fringe performances are the last chance to see this thought provoking play. Don't miss out!!



New radio play writing competition for students

We've teamed up with Vectis Radio to launch a competition for Isle of Wight-based students to write a radio play of around 45 minutes in length, on any subject.

And just to get things going, we adapted our stage play 'The Telescope' for radio.  You can listen to it here

This is a great opportunity for young people to collaborate and develop their skills. Entries can be from teams of up to six people and will be judged in two categories - under 16s and 16 to 18.  

The closing date for entries is July 1, and you can find full details on our Facebook event

Origins Theatre exists not just to create innovative and exciting drama, but also to give opportunities to people of all ages.  We hope you will help us spread the word about our new competition so that the maximum number of young people can get involved ... and maybe even win the ultimate prize! The overall winner and two category winners will be broadcast on Vectis Radio!

The Bargemans Jest

We are playing it strictly for laughs with our monthly comedy play night at The Bargemans Rest in Newport.

Audiences are loving the laid back fun of these evenings, so why not join us at the last one in the series, on Friday, June 24? 

We will be featuring our now legendary BJ Quiz (with awesome (and very cheap) prizes), followed by a special line up of comedy sketches and monologues, and a prize giving ceremony like nothing on earth ... The Oscars, it isn't!

Tickets are just a fiver. Doors at 7pm and the action begins at 7.45pm. 

There is a bar, of course, and it's a fun night. 

It's a small venue so please book soon ... call 01983 525828, buy at the bar, or go to www.bargemansrest.com

Mr Dickens' visit to Ilfracombe

Our very own Charles Dickens is Guest of Honour at the Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration from June 11 to 19 this year, and will be taking part in the Grand Parade and the Opening Ceremony during the first weekend.

Mr Dickens will also be at The Space, Ilfracombe, on June 18 and 19, making three appearances each day.

You can see the details here

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