WITH 99 productions under their belt, at one point it looked uncertain if Curtain Up Amateur Dramatic Society would reach their 100th production planned for this year.

The society’s flats, sets and costumes were destroyed in a fire at Totland so future productions had to be scaled down.

However, in true showbiz tradition, the show must go on.

Producer Cheryl May said: “It’s not easy rehearsing during an epidemic, and we have overcome quite a few hurdles along the way, but our wonderful cast have pulled out all the stops for our 100th production.

"With no set we have focussed on colourful costumes and props to set the scene and portray each decade.”

Taking a nostalgic look back at the past 70 years of the Queen’s reign, A Jubilee Extravaganza, written by Cheryl May, pays homage to popular television programmes, songs and events.

A fun look at the 1970s includes Sherbet Lemons and Bon Bons, a comedy sketch about decimalisation and Crusty Bloomers inspired by a well-known comedy classic.

A Jubilee Extravaganza is on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, at 7.30pm at Freshwater Memorial Hall.

Tickets can be purchased from The Cabin in Freshwater and the FYT shop in Totland.

Tickets are £9 with local charities benefitting from the proceeds.