A StoneCrabs Theatre Company Project

Anna Murray

Anna Murray is known for her work as a Sexual Health Community Practitioner for Solent NHS Trust, as well as her previous role as Age UK’s LGBTQ+ Domestic Abuse and… Continue reading Anna Murray

Karl Love

Karl Love is a councillor for East Cowes, and is one of the first openly gay local councillors on the Isle f Wight. Originally from Yorkshire, Love moved to the… Continue reading Karl Love

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale is a British author who was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. As a child, he lived with his family at HMP Isle of Wight; his… Continue reading Patrick Gale

Bruce Laker / Phaedra Kelly

(1955-2019) In 1983, Phaedra Kelly’s wedding at the Isle of Wight Registry Office made national headlines when he married Vanda, a cis woman at the registry office in Newport with… Continue reading Bruce Laker / Phaedra Kelly

Nikki Dorakis

(1954-2013) Nikki Dorakis was called Enrico Cortesi when he was born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight. He was a courageous activist, author, musician and psychiatric nurse who was involved in… Continue reading Nikki Dorakis

Keith Biddlecombe

Keith Biddlecombe was born on the Isle of Wight in 1936. He served in the Royal Navy in  1952 and was arrested and questioned in Malta under suspicion of being… Continue reading Keith Biddlecombe

Tom Priestley

Tom Priestley is an award-winning British film and sound editor, the son of writer J B Priestley. Tom’s parents owned Billingham House near Chillerton and Tom spent some years living… Continue reading Tom Priestley

Kenneth Kendall

(1924 – 2012) Kenneth Kendall was a popular British broadcaster, known for his pioneering work as a newsreader on the BBC and as the host of Channel 4’s Treasure Hunt.… Continue reading Kenneth Kendall

John Seely and Paul Paget

(1899–1963 Seely,  1901–1985 Paget) ‘The Shack’, a small cottage in the grounds of Mottistone Manor on the Isle of Wight was home to Paget and Seely. They were partners in their… Continue reading John Seely and Paul Paget

Lord Alfred Douglas Tennyson

(1809-1892) Farringford House in Bedbury Lane in the small town of Freshwater on the Isle of Wight was the home of Lord Alfred Tennyson and his wife for 39 years.… Continue reading Lord Alfred Douglas Tennyson