This Summer sees the return of the Wight Proms to Northwood House in Cowes, from Tuesday 16th August to Sunday 21st August, with a whole week of shows to celebrate their 5th Anniversary.

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What is 'The Wight Proms'?
The annual open-air festival at Northwood House in Cowes which launched in 2018, celebrating comedy, opera, musical theatre and classical music, plus this year, drag queens and Terrible Tudors! The 6-day festival will take place on 16-21 August in the grounds of Northwood House, the grade II* listed Georgian manor house.

Tuesday 16th August – Horrible Histories
Multi award-winning and hugely popular children’s TV show HORRIBLE HISTORIES live on stage; it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage in Cowes! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as they launch their attack! With two performances to choose from, it’s history with the nasty bits left in!

Wednesday 17th August - Isle of Pride
Join stars of the phenomenon that is RuPaul Drag Race UK, drag queens Ella Vaday, Choriza May and Kitty Scott-Claus as they sashay into Cowes for 'One Night Only' with their huge personalities, comedy chaos and jaw-dropping vocals. Hosted by the island's very own drag queen Quivers with music by DJ Snacks; the gates will stay open late so you can stay for drinks and a boogie after the show!

Thursday 18th August - Isle of Opera
This gala will showcase some of the best-loved opera arias, transporting you to the world of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and many more. Hosted by broadcaster and Scala Radio presenter Penny Smith, and featuring soprano Lucy Anderson, mezzo-soprano Maggie Cooper, tenor Jack Dolan and baritone Rory Musgrave, accompanied by pianist James Longford and cellist Nina Plapp.

Friday 19th August - A Wight Laugh
Comedy night brings comedy legend Julian Clary to Cowes for One Night Only! Plus live music from the island's very own The Rockafellas before and after the main show, so gates will stay open late.

Saturday 20th August - Wight at the Musicals
Be transported to the world of musical theatre; bringing you some of the best-known and popular songs from the West End and Broadway, starring G4 Frontman Jonathan Ansell and Britain’s Got Talent Winner Jai McDowall.

Sunday 21st August - Last Wight of the Proms
The weekend finale is celebration of British music and flag-waving, including Pomp & Circumstance, Jerusalem and many more. Starring multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group G4 making their island debut, and the Wight Proms Concert Orchestra, conducted by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's Jonathan Butcher.

Some testimonials from the Wight Proms audience

  • "Wight Proms was such a great event. We visited all three nights, which were quite different, and enjoyed each of them enormously. Looking forward to getting a bigger group of people together for next year’s event. Brilliant! Well done!" David Linton
  • "Yesterday was a wonderful day out...we all had such a lovely time...Next summer we shall be attending each concert." Julie Bell
  • "Just wanted to say how absolutely fabulous the weekend at the Wight Proms was - to have such extraordinary talent up-close and in Cowes was beyond belief. Non-stop seamless musical magic, and really family friendly (my son also loved the giant Connect 4 game at the back!)" Ali Wheeler

GETTING THERE: For the best fares to the Island for Wight Proms, see our 15% vehicle ferry offer for a car and up to 7 people below. Or why not make use of our super-off peak fare, just £22.40 for two foot passengers travelling together after 1055am on the hi-speed Red Jet direct to Cowes - available to buy at the terminal or via the Red Funnel app.

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