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…

Fresh Start has been performed to amazing reviews on the mainland and on the Isle of Wight.

Read a review here

And our ground breaking production of I.D at Quay Arts and Aspire Ryde ... 

Read the review here.

But now it’s time to get ready for our very silly sell out Christmas show ...


'GOD HELP US, EVERYONE!' Last year, we were mighty proud of the audience feedback for our madcap version of the classic tale 'A Christmas Carol'.

 'A Kind of Christmas Carol' played to full house audiences at Quay Arts on the Isle of Wight (think of it as a Wight Christmas), and some described it as either 'completely bonkers' or 'extremely silly'... right both times!

Now we are gearing up for the new improved (by which we mean, even sillier) 2018 version, which we have cunningly renamed 'A Sort of Christmas Carol'.

It's different and dafter.  And it's so good, Charles Dickens has decided he wants to be in it again. But he gets carried away and it all gets completely out of hand. He really should know better at his age. (Come to think of it, so should we, really …)

Book now if you want a night of song, fun, dancing, laughter, bell ringing and chain rattling - not necessarily in that order - as we reinvent (or should that be ruin?) the best loved Christmas story in history. Is it a panto? Is it a play? Is it a cheesy Christmas musical? YES to all the above!

So grab tickets as soon as you can! Book online at, phone them on 01983 822490, or pop into the shop at Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight.


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.