Island Theatre with Maureen Sullivan

Legally Blonde

Welcome to April’s theatre column. What do we have in store for you from the wonderful Island Amateur Theatre this month? Read on….

First, the talented youngsters of Curtain Call Creative bring you ‘Legally Blonde’, filled with catchy tunes, dynamic choreography, and dazzling professional set and costumes, held together by a live band providing the musical backdrop. ‘Legally Blonde’ runs from April 11 to April 14 at Shanklin Theatre. Tickets: iw.observer/legallyblonde or from 868000.

Murder on the Midnight Ferry

Over in Newchurch, there’s been a ‘Murder on the Midnight Ferry’ – no, it’s not just the latest excuse for the ferries not running, it’s Newchurch Drama Group’s latest hilarious play, staged on April 12-14. Join the gang on a bumpy crossing, while the redoubtable Miss Marble and hopeless Detective Davis are on the trail of a murderer… Tickets from iw.observer/murdermidnightferry or call 07562 050165.

On April 18-20 and April 25-27 at 7.30pm, CAODS bring ‘Dirty Dusting’ to Trinity Theatre. It follows three “vintage style” cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, who, threatened with redundancy, are inspired by a wrong telephone number to start a new business. Please note that the show contains adult humour. Tickets: iw.observer/dirtydusting.

The Island Savoyards’ spring musical, ‘Me and My Girl’, comes to Shanklin Theatre from April 25-27 at 7.30pm, along with a 2.30pm Sunday matinee on April 28 . Bill Snibson, a Lambeth costermonger, is revealed to be the new Earl of Hareford to the horror of his upper class family. Tickets: iw.observer/meandmygirl or on 868000.

Smile

And finally, a production to really make you ‘Smile’ – for that is the title of Niton Playbox’s new and original musical based on the life of Charlie Chaplin, featuring a cast of talented young actors aged between 8 and 14 years old. Tickets, priced at £10 per adult and £5 per child, are available via PayPal – go to thenitonplaybox@aol.com (Please leave name and date of performance you wish to attend as a booking reference).

Wow! What a great selection of shows – see you next month for even more theatrical treats!