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Horsebox Theatre

The Duke of York, Cowes, PO31 7BT

Friday 24 May 2024, 7.00-8.00pm
Special Measures

Commodores House, Cowes, PO31 7AJ

Saturday 25 May 2024, 11.00-11.40am
Vincent and the Mermaid

For Children Aged 5-10 Years

A family play based on the book by Jules Marriner


Theatre Everywhere

Joe Plumb founded the Horse Box Theatre Company in 2018 with an aim to create a proudly nomadic theatre group that creates new and exciting work on our converted horse box theatre and 'off the box' at a whole variety of performance spaces. 


Special Measures


From the award-winning comedy mind of Joe Plumb comes a hilarious new farce about teaching!

It is just an ordinary day at an ordinary secondary school… until the Inspector turns up!

From fights over the coffee machine in the staff workroom to rollerskating zumbathons, mad recreations of scenes from Macbeth to stationery cupboard wars over highlighters. Be the first to see this fast paced, high energy, completely bonkers, madcap farce when it premieres at Cowes Fringe.

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Vincent and The Mermaid


Horse Box Theatre’s latest play for families is inspired by the story from local author Jules Marriner.

After selling out the Isle of Wight Story Festival, they are bringing this hilarious, interactive and accessible performance of Vincent and the Mermaid to Cowes Fringe. The perfect show for the whole family to enjoy.

What would you do if all of your cakes floated away in the sea? Find out what Tabitha does when she’s ordered by the Mermaid Queen to bake for her birthday - and how a batty little friend comes to the rescue in this fun performance of the story, Jules Marriner’s new book, Vincent and the Mermaid.

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