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Message  from  the  Chair
Many thanks to Kate, Ian Harrison and Hayden for their sterling work on the last two Virtual Open Mic Nights. They have been good fun, and a means of keeping us all going. let's make this third one the best yet!
Most of you will be wondering what the future of our Theatre will be. We are very much alive and kicking, with a distanced Committee Meeting scheduled for next Monday, and a huge amount of behind the scenes work going on in the theatre itself. We have plans afoot for a small scale panto this year- if we are allowed to go ahead, and we are still looking forward to The great British Bump Off- probably early in 2021. We miss you all, and can't wait to get back to treading our boards and welcoming you back to our great little theatre at the heart of Wigton.
Connie
Latest  News
We are loving our virtual open mic nights. It has been great to see and hear so many of our old friends performing and lovely to introduce some new friends to the open mic night.

Our next event is almost here. We go live at 7 pm on the 7th of August and we'd love you to join us! 

There are three ways to participate: you can send us a pre-recorded video to play out (see the dropbox upload link below) and then sit back and enjoy the show on the night or you can perform live on the evening via Zoom. 

If you would rather just watch and listen without performing that's fine too - just follow the Zoom link to join us on the night. You don't even need to have your microphone or camera on, but there is a chance to chat during intervals. 

We hope to see you there! 🙂
Refurbishment  Update
Work is continuing on refurbishing the toilets and things are starting to take shape.
Diary  Dates
7th August  - Virtual Open Mic Night
Catch up with last month's Open Mic Night here.
Accessible Toilet Refurbishment - Have Your Say
Our plan for the toilets is to maximise our use of the space whilst providing secure unisex toilets fit for the 21st century.

This includes a carefully designed accessible toilet. There is still time to add your thoughts on what we can include to make this space the most user-friendly it can be.

We have already adopted ideas suggested to us. What would you have on your accessible toilet wish list?! You can let us know via our Facebook page (see post link below).

https://www.facebook.com/JohnPeelTheatreWigton/posts/2443573652553854
We may be closed for now, but the music is still going on!
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Easton's in High Street Wigton
016973 42521
Did  you  know ?
In 1592, an outbreak of the plague in London killed 1 in 12 Londoners and resulted in theatres being closed. With the theatre dark, Shakespeare turned to poetry, writing Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.

During the years of the plague, theatres were often shut down, sometimes for very long periods, causing great hardship to the theatre community.

Source: The Stage
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