Things are hotting up at the John Peel Theatre. Rehearsals for this year's panto are in full swing and our newly refurbished seating, our smart glazed doors and new flooring and carpeting promise your next visits to the theatre will be even more comfortable and welcoming than before.
We hope to see you at The John Peel Theatre soon!
In the last month we have been improving the comfort and appearance of our auditorium. We stripped out every seat and sent a number of them to be sympathetically restored. We estimate that these seats are over 100 years old and we love them! They are an important part of our heritage and we are committed to preserving that heritage whilst making a trip to our theatre as comfortable and as special as possible for our audiences.
We have refurbished more than 60 of these beautiful old seats and ordered a further thirty new linking seats which will be arriving very soon. These will give us an increase in our flexibility for performance space, and room to dance at open mic nights!
Don't miss Elaine Davidson in concert to launch her new album Nothing but Love.
Tickets are on sale via Easton's, TicketSource or Elaine's website www.elainedavidson.com/ticket-sales
Rehearsals for Scrooge the Pantomime are well underway and it's already making us laugh! We are having lots of fun but working hard to produce another fantastic pantomime. Our stage crew are also hard at work and the set is beginning to look really exciting. It is one of our most ambitious sets yet.
Scrooge the Pantomime is our twist on Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story, with all the usual pantomime treats- a gorgeous dame, a villain you can hiss at and lots of opportunities to shout: Oh no it isn't! Add in great scenery, fabulous lighting effects and plenty of laughter, and you have the ingredients for a great night out in our newly refurbished auditorium.
9th - 15th December
7:00pm Monday to Saturday
Matinees 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday
1st November - Open Mic Night
9th November - Nothing but Love - Elaine Davidson in concert
9th - 15th December - Scrooge the Panto
Also look out for our new flooring and carpeting through out the theatre. We love the new look of our floors. Our theatre skills movement work now takes place on our newly fitted floor, giving us more space to experiment and develop our work.
Easton's in High Street Wigton
Did you know ?
Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in just six weeks. It was published on 19th December 1843 and by Christmas Eve, all 6,000 copies of the initial print run had sold out. The book has never been out of print since.
It was first adapted for the stage within weeks of publication. By the end of February 1844, eight rival theatrical productions were playing in London.
The first screen adaptation was a 6-minute silent film named Scrooge, or Marley’s Ghost made in 1901. The story has since been filmed over 200 times.