Actor and director Joe Plumb stars in ‘The People’s Republic of the Isle of Wight’.

An Isle of Wight performer and director is set to tour the Island with a show that aims to answer the old and always controversial question: ‘Should the Isle of Wight become an Independent nation?’.

This exhilaratingly daft production combines cabaret, interactive theatre, music, and comedy to confront the hypocrisies in localism and our complex quest for identity.

The shows description reads:

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“For too long, Westminster has made decisions that old, white, right-wing, male Islanders should be deciding.

“We need to take back control of the Isle of Wight from tyranny of English rule!

“Director and actor Joe Plumb will stop at nothing until the islanders have taken back control and he is made King!”

Joe Plumb, artistic director of Horse Box Theatre Company, says:

“You thought Brexit was mad? Island Independence has more lies, more red tape, more self-destructive economical disasters, and more confetti!”

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The People’s Republic of the Isle of Wight combines niche references to the quirks of Island life that will baffle the average grockle, with relatable frustrations, questions, and complexities that we all share with about our hometowns.

Written and performed by Joe Plumb with special guests at different performances including drag queen Fanny Quivers as Charlotte Nimby and singer Milly Jolliffe as Dawn Frumlun-Dunn in this part rally, part history lesson, part breakdown of a show.

Joe Plumb says:

“If you’re a liberal millennial, you’ll find it a hilariously ironic take on ‘little Britishness’; if you’re a boomer, you’ll find it surprisingly in line with your world view.”

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Join us on our nationwide tour (of the Isle of Wight) this summer: Bar 74, Ryde on 16th July, Northwood WI Village Hall on 17th July, Ventnor Fringe on 30th and 31st July. Tickets available from Age guidance 16+.

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13 days ago

Sounds good to me

Level Phil
Level Phil
13 days ago

The Island should become a British Crown Dependency, like Jersey, Guernsey and the IOM. It would have greater self determination and could stop the ingress of the undesirable elements of society.

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