Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2023 Events OnTheWight


10 – 12 Nov 2016


East Dene

Bonchurch Village Road
PO38 1RQ

(01983) 852374

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Shoestring Players present a new light-hearted tale of smuggling somewhere on the Isle of Wight!

Our one-act musical play is set in the time of King George III.

Driven by excessive taxation, smuggling is rife on the Island. Around 99% of the population from Governor to Squire, Parson

to barmaid, has some involvement. Many rely on the proceeds to make ends meet.

Those of you who saw our production of ‘Brandy For The Parson’ will know that our characters are nothing if not resourceful. But, faced with the devastating news that someone in their midst is an informant, will this close-nit community sniff out the snitch and survive to smuggle another day?

With an amusing and sometimes poignant book and lyrics by Chris Rickards; delightful songs arranged by Clive Rickards from the music of James Oswald (George III’s Chamber Composer)and in the intimate surrounding of East Dene, the scene is set for a great evening’s entertainment for your tenner.

So why not come along, get yourself a drink from Stella’s Bar, sit down with a plate of hot-pot, and enjoy the show?


Thursday 10th Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November, 2016.

Stella’s bar Opens 6:45pm

Supper served 7:15pm

Performance begins 7:45pm


£10 including hot-pot supper (veggie option).

Box Office: Tel 01983 852374

Admission by ticket only.

N.B! Seating is limited. Advance booking essential.