Rockobella Productions proudly present


 at the Apollo Theatre

Thurs – Sat March 6, 7, 8 2014 – 7.30pm

Sunday 9 March 2014 – 6.30pm

Book, Songs & Lyrics by Barbara Jane Mackie

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In 2007, two brave ladies from the Hampshire Women’s Institute, JEAN JOHNSON and SHIRLEY LANDELS,  decided to campaign to decriminalise all forms of prostitution.  JEAN and SHIRLEY’S hunt for the ‘perfect brothel’ took them to the mean streets of Amsterdam, the state of Nevada, New Zealand, meeting BUNNY GIRLS, BROTHEL OWNERS, SEX SHOP OWNERS, and PIMPS.  Enter Brothel owner, HOLLY SPENCER running a brothel in Portsmouth.  With her WORKING GIRLS – Lawyers, Policewomen, Bank Managers themselves.  But HOLLY is being raided and closed down by Police from another county.  She needs help – and fast!  When the two unlikely worlds of the WOMEN’S INSTITUTE and BROTHELS collide, a story of bravery, pathos,  farce and hypocrisy unravels with CLIENTS, SOMALIAN PIMPS, W.I. LADY MEMBERS  all playing their part in this very British comedy based in today’s recession.

Tickets £10.00 (£6.00 concessions) available from:

  • The Black Sheep, Union Street, Ryde (01983 811006)
  • The New Rembrandt Gallery, Scarrotts Lane, Newport (01983 529285)
  • Mr T’s Snacks, 82 Upper St. James’ Street, Newport (01983 522500)
  • Love Coffee, 115 Pyle Street, Newport (01983 532082)
  • Purple Dreams, 25 Scarrotts Lane, Newport (01983 527800)

Having studied drama at Hull University,  Barbara Jane Mackie began in the Comedy Fringe forming the touring company, 20th Century Coyote with comedians Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson.   As Script Editor at BBC Drama, Barbara developed the drama series ‘Dalziel and Pascoe’ and ‘Dangerfield’,  ‘Rumble’,  ‘Bad Company’ and ‘Inspector Sheikh.’   She produced the film ‘Seed’ for BBC2’s New Writers Season and her screenplay, ‘Cowboy Girls’,  was promoted by Anthony Minghella.  She has an MA in Creative Writing from Portsmouth University and teaches Creative Writing on her Write Stuff workshops on the Isle of Wight, and is delighted to present ‘Rumpy Pumpy!’ at the Apollo Theatre, Newport, Isle of Wight with her newly-formed island theatre company Rockobella Productions.


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