A postcard from… An autumn evening at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight (October 2021)

It had been a number of years since our last visit to Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight, so when we popped over to the island this October half term we were really looking forward to the autumn evening entertainment, and it did not disappoint. We made sure we arrived early, just in time for the last falconry display of the day. Charlie put on a brilliantly informative display as always, with a selection of beautiful birds, including Baldrick the Harris Hawk. The evening’s entertainment included an electro light dance performance against the backdrop of the woodland ponds and while not on stage the performers would pop up in the audience to say hello and get a cheeky selfie! Speaking of cheekiness, we were so happy to see Two Cheeky Monkeys entertaining the Robin Hill crowds again with their fiery antics. Again, set against the woodland ponds, this was more of an ambient performance than the spectacular fire show we’d experienced a few years ago in the Robin Hill ampitheatre. Their fire show was by far our most memorable moment from past visits to Robin Hill, we’d never seen anything quite like it and still haven’t since. While still showing off their incredible balancing and fire juggling skills this time around, we did miss their ‘human bonfire’ effect and other amazing feats which were just too big for the space they had this time, along with their cheeky monkey humour which sets them apart from other acts. Here’s hoping Robin Hill will bring back Two Cheeky Monkeys as a main show on a slightly larger stage next season!