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Island Theatre: February brings us plenty of theatrical treats

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It may still be winter, but February brings us plenty of theatrical treats. If you’re quick, you can still catch ‘Breaking the Code’ at the Apollo Theatre tonight and tomorrow (Friday/Saturday). Most of us know of Alan Turing who, while being rightly celebrated for his work during World War II, was castigated and prosecuted for the then-crime of homosexuality. Tickets can be obtained from the Apollo Theatre online at apollo-theatre.org.uk/breaking-the-code or by calling 210010.

If you missed Joe Plumb’s hilarious – and very topical – show ‘The People’s Republic of the Isle of Wight’ last year, I am delighted to say it’s back – updated! His irreverent and hilarious take on Island life also features special guest Fanny Quivers! Plus, Boris’s ‘WORK PARTY’ disco after the show! (Disclaimer: I am advised this is not actually a party…). Tickets are selling fast – get yours at horseboxtheatre.com.

The Wight Strollers are returning to Panto Land (aka Medina Theatre) with ‘Dick Whittington’, a show boasting a wealth of colourful costumes, toe-tapping numbers and a talented local cast.

Get your tickets from Medina Theatre on 823884 or by visiting medinatheatre.co.uk.

February also features the first event staged by the Island’s newest theatre group, GASP. Gilbert and Sullivan Productions are looking forward to bringing you ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ in September but, in the meantime, they are putting on a concert for one night only – not to be missed. Come along to Bembridge Village Hall on February 26 for ‘I Have a Song To Sing-O’ – an evening of light classical music featuring talented professional musicians from the Island and beyond: call 612802 for tickets, but hurry – there are very few left!

If that were not enough, there are many exciting shows currently in rehearsal – more details coming soon to a column near you (this one in fact!).

By Maureen Sullivan