Get into the Christmas spirit with a magical, theatrical show

By Maureen Sullivan Dec 11, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and New Year, what better way to add to the festive cheer than to book tickets for a fun-filled, magical show? And there’s plenty to choose from on the Island.

If you want a Christmas full of magic, excitement and fairy dust, Theatretrain present Peter Pan, the Musical. Shanklin Theatre hosts the show today and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:00pm. Take the second star to the right and straight on until…. you reach the booking office on 868000 or book online at

There is still time to catch Dick Whittington at Trinity Theatre in Cowes. With traditional characters, including Idle Jack, along with Fairy Bowbells and Sarah the Cook, Dick Whittington promises to be a laugh – and a song and dance – a minute. The final shows are on both afternoons this weekend at 2.30pm. You can book at or by calling 295229 and celebrate the festive season in the traditional way.

The Apollo Youth Theatre are delighted to present The Devil’s Mirror. Long ago a powerful magical mirror was created on the orders of the Devil himself to bring chaos to the world. But the mirror was smashed and the plans were foiled. Come to the Apollo Theatre on December 17-19, for fun, excitement, magic and all-round family entertainment that is just perfect for Christmas. Get your tickets from ticketsource or by calling 210010.

It’s a tale as old as time. An arrogant prince is magically transformed into a monster and is told that he must find true love in order to become human again. Unfortunately, he hasn’t heard of and instead kidnaps a girl from the local village. Beauty and the Beast, staged by Spotlight IOW, runs from December 22 to January 3 and tickets are available at or by calling the box office on 868000.

That’s it for December – I’ll see you all in January with the best of the Island theatre shows to bring in the new year, but for now, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy, and Theatrical, New Year!