THE Island will enjoy a summer of performances thanks to Horse Box Theatre Company — and you could win tickets to go along.

A pop-up stage will be appearing at Northwood House and Chale Showground this August to host a series of concerts, plays and family friendly shows.

All events follow the government guidance on outdoor events.

The Horse Box Theatre Company will be presenting two comedy plays at Northwood House — Handbagged by Moira Buffini which is a satirical take on weekly meetings between Margaret Thatcher and The Queen, plus The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

In 2016, the Bembridge Little Theatre Group and Two’s Company performed their hilarious take on the work of the country's most famous playwright, at Bembridge, Shanklin Theatre and a sell-out run at Ventnor Fringe. The same cast are back and funnier than ever!

There will also be family friendly performances from Horse Box, and many children will remeber them from shows at Tapnell Farm, Rhythmtree and Ventnor Fringe last year.

This year they bring two brand new plays, There’s No Place Like Gnome, and Hare and Tortoise, to their purpose-built outdoor theatre at Northwood House.

They will also be performing an updated version their 2019 hit production Renegade Girls, which tells the inspiring story of women from the Isle of Wight and Southampton and was first performed at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton.

Chale Showground will be the venue for a series of concerts by local musicians, West End stars and fabulous LGBT cabaret performers.

Audiences can enjoy the beautiful sunsets at Chale while being serenaded by the likes of The Apple Beatles, Ben Stubbs, Nia Music and Lucid.

West End performers and musical theatre professionals will unite to perform at A Night At The Musicals, with hits from Les Miserables, Hamilton and Mamma Mia!

The concert series concludes with a special night celebrating equality and diversity in the Horse Box Theatre’s Sunset Pride event, with a line up of cabaret stars and drag acts including Bourgois and Maurice, Alfie Ordinary, Bella Black and more.

Joe Plumb, artistic director of Horse Box, said: “The show must go on! We are so pleased to be able to support local performers and musicians during this challenging time and provide audiences with the opportunity to watch live theatre on the Isle of Wight this summer.”

Tickets are on sale now at

You could be in with a chance to win a fabulous prize.

The County Press has teamed up with Horse Box to offer two tickets for the first Night At The Musicals concert at Chale, on August 14.

Not only that, Horse Box has teamed up with Isle of Wight TukTuks to offer transport to the winner!

For a chance to win, answer this question: Which two venues are hosting these summer events?

Send your answer and your contact details to by Thursday, August 6. A winner will be drawn at random.

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