Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

The Island's Free Newspaper

Watch out for the killer Venus fly trap in Shanklin

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The Island Savoyards are thrilled to be back at Shanklin Theatre after two years of being unable to rehearse or perform due to the Covid pandemic.

As with so many theatre societies, the last 18 months has seen shows cancelled, lost revenues and hard-working members unable to take part in the thing they love the most, the theatre.

In March 2020, The Island Savoyards were just two weeks away from staging Kipps – Half a Sixpence, which had to be cancelled in the final stages of rehearsals. Throughout the pandemic, the society has kept its members entertained with on-line quizzes and virtual performances.
2021 marks The Island Savoyards 50th year in the business. Whilst the society have made the decision to postpone the big golden anniversary celebrations until 2022, they were eager to get back to the rehearsal room and on stage as soon as restrictions allowed.

From Thursday to Sunday next week (Oct 21-24), The Island Savoyards are excited to be performing the deviously delicious Little Shop of Horrors at Shanklin Theatre. This iconic show has been devouring the hearts of theatre-goers across the world for more than 30 years. With lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Disney-favourite, Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors is a tongue in cheek comedy, with an early Motown vibe and a hungry carnivorous Venus fly-trap that is out of this world!!

The Island Savoyards are delighted to announce the creative team as Pete Stockman (director),
Rosie Sales (choreographer) and Andrew Woodford (musical director) who will be conducting the live orchestra.

Tickets are on sale now from Shanklin Theatre box office 868000 and online at shanklintheatre.com. Get yours now before they are gobbled up!