Horsebox Theatre is performing two very different shows at Quay Arts this month.

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth is a comic, contemporary vision of life in our green and pleasant land. 

Set on St George's Day on the morning of the local county fair, where Johnny Byron is a wanted man.

The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants his dad to take him to the fair and Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking.

Horse Box Theatre have put on several productions at Department in Ryde, including Frankenstein, Ryde Boy, The Lighthouse Keeper, The Last Five Years and Six: Teen Edition.

While the renovations begin on that building, they are heading to Quay Arts.

Jerusalem is directed by Ashleigh Mackness who said it had been "a huge creative and personal challenge".

She added: "I am so eager to share this truly very special masterpiece from Jez Butterworth and the insane talents of the actors with audiences.”

The cast includes Mark Entwistle as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron and Joe Plumb as Ginger as well as Pete Stockman as Wesley, Rob Thompson as The Professor, Ellie Warne as Phaedra, Ralph Hawtin as Troy, Shane Green as Lee, Holly Downer as Dawn, Omar Naguib as Davey, Alice Burton-Jones as Pea, Fizz Lewis-Marlton as Tanya, Fiona Gwinnett as Ms Fawcett and Ashley Hetherington as Mr Parsons. Plus, introducing Albert Winchcombe and Lily Saidinayer as Marky.  

The play contains very strong language and adult themes and has an age recommendation of 15+. 

It runs from November 21 to 24.  

On November 25, the theatre group is bringing back its Ventnor Fringe sell-out show, Bob: The Half A Sausage Musical. 

It is an all-singing, all-dancing, parody charting the life and times of the Island's current MP, starring Ashleigh Mackness, Callum Davies and Joe Plumb.