are an extravaganza of music and sketches, based on a theme which
varies from year to year. These Shows are directed and choreographed
by two long standing members of the troup, Sarah Scotcher and Adele
Unfortunately we haven't produced a show since 2003, as we have been performing in the Island Carnivals.
Over the years the Wight Strollers
have built up a reputation for it's Winter Pantomime. However, the Summer
shows that were performed also have achieved a high standard of entertainment.
In the past the Wight Strollers staged a number of Summer shows with
guest artists. However, from 1998 the Wight Strollers have staged Summer
a "loose" theme, and given the members a vehicle with which to experiment
with. Although the rehearsals have not been work-shops, they have still managed
to achieve some exciting results. Members of the Strollers have been able to
try their hand at comedy, dance and songs, when in the past the Pantomime format
has not been so flexible.
The Summer Shows have allowed the Members to "let rip", and this
they have done with great results.
25th July 1998
"Pushing the Boat Out"
One Evening Performance at the Medina Theatre.
A round the World tour of song, dance and comedy.
From the money raised a £500.00 donation was given to the British Heart
26th June 1999
"We're on Vacation"
One Evening Performance at Medina Theatre.
The setting of a holiday camp was the back-drop for this summer show's collection
of comedy, song and dance.
From the money raised a £500.00 donation was made to The Kosova Appeal.
The performance proved so popular that a repeat show was performed in August:
"We're on Vacation"
One evening performance at the Ventnor Winter Gardens.
The cast were very pleased with the theatre which had a lovely atmosphere and
a beautiful setting.
A Donation of £300.00 was made to the Ventnor Mayor's Appeal.
"Music Hall to Musicals"
A mixture of song, dance, sketches and comedy with the first half covering
the music hall period and old-time East-End London, and the second half showing
examples of West-End and Broadway musicals.
One Evening Performance at Medina Theatre ( 24th June)
One Evening Performance at Ventnor Winter Gardens (25th June)
Nominated for an Isle of Wight Oscar! (The IW County Press Awards)
A donation of £675.00 was made to the British Legion.
"The Best of Times"
A journey in time through the last century to present day, including the Silent
Era, Roaring Twenties, World War II, 60's fashions through to disco, musicals
of the 1980s and of course the Millennium.
Three evening performances were given: Medina Theatre (8th July), Freshwater
Memorial Hall (14th July) and Ventnor Winter Gardens (15th July).
The cast were very pleased with the arrangements at Freshwater; the hall was
unlocked and then they had to get on with it! They had to provide their own
light and sound crew, and the boys managed extremely well. The hall was almost
sold out and the evening went with a real swing. They were very pleased with
how well the people of Freshwater supported this performance.
Also nominated for an Isle of Wight Oscar.
From the money raised at all three performances,
the following donations were made:
£300.00 to Newport Toy Bank
£300.00 to Donkey Sanctuary (Wroxall, Ventnor)
£300.00 to Freshwater Inshore Rescue.
"Carry On Strolling"
A cavalcade of music, dancing and fun, incorporating
a few of our favourites: sketches written by our very own Mike Sutcliffe; a
colourful pantomime section showing off the wonderful animal creations by Geoff
Cox and including panto dames singing – what else? – “There
is Nothing Like a Dame”; and plenty of singing and dancing, whizzing
the audience at breathtaking speed from the East End of London to a wild west
hoe down, fun with clowns at the circus and ending in a dazzling Twenties Chicago
Saturday 5 July Freshwater Memorial Hall
Sunday 6 July Medina Theatre, Newport
were so many highlights, it was impossible not to find something hilarious
of Wight County Press, July 2003).
for an “Isle of Wight Oscar”.......
Winners of 'Best Light Entertainment' 2003
importantly, we raised £1,000,
which was donated to the West Wight Community Fund, Brookside.
Well done, everyone and thanks for your