Origins Theatre is well known for producing plays that are original and thought provoking, and I.D is very definitely both.

After seeing Souvenir at Quay Arts, I definitely feel five stars is a must. A most impressive slice of theatre, and music, culture, and history too.

Brilliant acting - do not miss Fresh Start: a great play!

Audience feedback keeps getting better and better, and it motivates us to keep improving. That's why we are embarking on our most ambitious programme yet. It began with Fresh Start, which got an amazing reaction at its premiere in Bournemouth in February.

It continued with our ground breaking production of I.D at Quay Arts and Aspire Ryde ... Read the review here.

Now we are excited to bring Fresh Start to the Isle of Wight for two performances - at Aspire Ryde on Tuesday, September 25th; and Shorwell Village Hall on Friday, September 28th. 

Tickets cost £8, and we are sharing the profits with the Island charity, Break the Cycle.

Alice has been married to Bob for 40 years, and they’ve got along. But she hears the news on the radio, and sees it on the television. And she has been wondering … am I a victim of abuse, or is it just Bob’s way when he’s had a few pints?
The chance of a new start in a new house is appealing. But can she really escape?

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Get ready for our sell out adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens ghost story, The Signalman!

We will be performing this popular production in the beautiful and atmospheric 11th century Bonchurch Old Church, Isle of Wight, which stands next door to the house Dickens himself stayed in while he was in the process of writing David Copperfield.  This event was a sell out last year.  Once again, we are staging The Signalman as part of Ventnor Fringe (on August 10 and 11 at 8pm.) 

Book direct with Ventnor Fringe here  ...

LATEST NEWS - BOTH PERFORMANCES OF THE SIGNALMAN ARE SOLD OUT. Please contact Ventnor Fringe if you would like to express interest in a ticket if any become available at the last minute. Thank you.

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Origins Theatre has a home at last ...Formed on the Isle of Wight eight years ago, we are now based at Aspire Ryde, and it feels so good to have a roof over our heads!  Aspire Ryde is the perfect place for us, not just because it offers great facilities for our performances and rehearsals but also because it is an important hub for the whole community: and involving and supporting the community is at the heart of what we do.

Aspire Ryde, Dover Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 2BN.