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The year started well on 1st February. Despite sub zero temperatures and poor road conditions, more than 50 people gathered in the old JP to raise the roof with our first Open Mic of the season. The cold was banished and there was warmth, friendliness, great music and good craic. If you missed that one, the next is on 1st March.

For one night only!

The first two  drama events are on for one night only, and you will kick yourself if you miss them. The Other is a piece of innovative theatre, a studio production, linked to some moving pieces of writing about the holocaust. Tissues needed, but there are lighter moments too. Details below, dates and times to the right. The show is quite short, and starts at 7.00. There will be an after show discussion, and a "meet the cast and crew" session.
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Rehearsing Us and Them
The first of this year's drama productions:
The Other
references and honours International Holocaust  Day by bringing together several threads. At the heart is a play by David Campton, Us and Them, which tells the story of two groups of people, alike in every way, who confront one another across a bare stage. Each group it seems has been looking for a place to settle, and although they are suspicious at first, they agree to divide the territory up. That's all very well until they become suspicious again, and each group suspects the other of plotting against them, as well as committing various atrocities.
To this exploration of prejudice and how it grows, we have added readings from people who both survived the Holocaust and succumbed to it.
The Other is Wigton Theatre Club's tribute to all who have died as a result of racism, and our pledge to fight racism and all other forms of discrimination in everything we do!
Upcoming Productions
Old Herbaceous
Herbert Pinnegar played Peter Macqueen
Diary  Dates

All performances start at 7.30 unless otherwise stated
 
13th Feb
time - @7.00 pm
THE OTHER
 
1st March Open Mic Night

15th March  
Old Herbaceous
with Peter Mcqueen

 
3rd April Open Mic Night

3rd May Open Mic Night

22nd - 24th May:  
Evolution and Other Planning Diasters
If you enjoyed The Professor of Adventure, you'll love Old Herbaceous. We sold out in August, so be sure to book early. Tickets £10 available on Ticket Source and at Easton's in Wigton now!

Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the garden of a gloucstershire manor house is Herbert Pinnegar. Now in his twilight years, he’s full of memories and tales of a bygone era. In between potting up and potting on, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener ‘Old Herbaceous’ and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris.

Sown with seeds of gardening wisdom, this charming one man show is a love story – a humorous and touching portrayal of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.

Box Office:
Easton's in High Street Wigton
016973 42521
Did  you  know ?
Wigton Theatre Club is a charity run entirely by volunteers. We own the John Peel Theatre which is our much loved home, but as an old building it is expensive to run and maintain. We rely entirely on ticket sales and refreshment sales for our income, but we put on free Open Mic Nights almost every month, and the odd free show such as Remembering. Please consider leaving a donation in the box in the foyer- help us keep the lights on and pay our many bills!
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