John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

Past Productions
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1953 - 1973

Performed in the Secondary School Hall
1953
Yes and No
Dear Departed - The Frozen Heart - Orange Blossom
Came the Night
Night Must Fall

1954
Liberation - Something to Talk About - The Lady from Abroad
The Paragon
Quiet Weekend
The Holly and the Ivy

1955
The Shop at Sly Corner
Madam Tic-Tac
One Wild Oat

1956
Suspect
Will Any Gentleman?
Love from a Stranger

1957
Cure for Love
And Then There Were None
The White Sheep of the Family


Performed in St Mary's Parish Rooms (later Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness)
1958
Love in a Mist
Grand National Night
Gaslight
Deep are the Roots
As Long as They're Happy


1959
The Sacred Flame
The Chiltern Hundreds
Murder Mistaken


1960
Duet for Two Hands
Saturday Night at the Crown
Sailor Beware


1961
The Killer Dies Twice
Little Lambs Eat Ivy
Job for the Boy
The Deep Blue Sea


1962
Beside the Seaside
Man for the Job
Someone waiting


1963
Breath of Spring
Dial 'M' for Murder
A Month of Sundays


Performed at the John Peel Theatre
1964
Pools Paradise
The Paper Chain


1965
Castle in the Air
Strike Happy
Goodnight Mrs Puffin


1966
A Letter from the General
Friends & Neighbors
See How They Run


1967
Something to Hide
Bell Book & Candle
Basinful of the Briny

1968
The Manor of Northstead
The Sound of Murder
Bonaventure


1969
Boeing-Boeing
Ladies in Retirement
The House on the Cliff


1970
Busybody
Granite
Trap for a Lonely Man


1971
Dark Summer
Spring and Port Wine
The Love Match


1972
Home at Seven
The Heiress
Chase Me Comrade


1973
A Likely Tale
Brush with a Body
The House by the Lake










1974 - 1993

1974
The Secretary Bird
All for Mary
When we are Married


1975
Relatively Speaking
Rebecca


1976
How the Other Half Loves
Say Who You Are
Lloyd George Knew my Father


1977
Murder in Company
Private Lives
Off the Hook


1978
The Hollow
Fool's Paradise
Suddenly at Home


1979
The Mollusc
Fringe Benefits
Black Comedy


1980
The Patient in 4B
Blithe Spirit
An Inspector Calls


1981
Hobson's Choice
Confusions
My Three Angels
The Dock Brief - The Dumb Waiter


1982
The Winslow Boy
Absent Friends
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Murder Mystery
The Exorcism


1983
Dry Rot
The Noble Spaniard
Joking Apart
Aladdin


1984
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Big Bad Mouse
Time and the Conways
Toad of Toad Hall


1985
Children's Day
The Shop at Sly Corner
Doctor in the House
Love on the Dole
Dick Whittington


1986
Death Trap
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Corn is Green
Cinderella


1987
One for the Pot
Season's Greetings
Mike Cousin Rachel
Robin Hood and his Merry Men


1988
Towards Zero
Blow your Horn
Bugsy Malone
All in Good Time
Puss in Boots


1989
Pack of Lies
Tea for Two
The Dracula Spectacular
Murder Assured
Father Christmas and the Gruesome Grannies


1990
Busybody
Move Over Mrs Markham
Grease
The Day After the Fair
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves


1991
Barefoot in the Park
Breezeblock Park
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The End of the Wigton Pier Show
84 Charing Cross Road
Dick Whittington


1992
Outside Edge
Rattle of a Simple Man
The Hired Man
Boeing-Boeing
The return of the Wigton Pier Show
Steel Magnolias
Cinderella

1993
Invisible Friends
The Sunshine Boys
Oliver Twist
The Oz That Woz
Educating Rita
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast


1994 - 2013

1994
Fools
Run for your Wife
Gargling with Jelly - the Play
Gaslight
Babes in the Wood

1995
The Gingerbread Man
Talking Heads
On Golden Pond
Aladdin

1996
A Month of Sundays
The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner
Murder by the Book
Jack and the Beanstalk

1997
A Bedfull of Foreigners
Billy Liar
Cemetery Club
Dick Whittington

1998
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Murder Mystery
A Wind in the Sassafras Trees
Neville's Island
Robin Hood and his Merry Men

1999
Family Planning
Albert's Plot - Mother Figure - A Talk in the Park
Sleeping Beauty

2000
James and the Giant peach
Heads and Tales
Can't Pay, Won't Pay
Veronica's Room
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

2001
Feed
(Ken Allen's last, and posthumous production)
I Spy
Costa del Packet / Last Tango in Wigton
Our Day Out
Snow White

2002
Just between Ourselves
Early Stages
Abigail's Party
Sinbad the Sailor

2003
Whose Wedding is it Anyway?
Last Panto in Wigton
Death and the Maiden
Dead of Night
Cinderella

2004
Key for Two
The Memory of Water
Lucky Sods
Hansel and Gretel

2005
Deck Chairs
Communicating Doors
Dead Guilty
Aladdin

2006
My Brilliant Divorce
Come Blow Your Horn
The Steamie
Rumpelstiltskin.com

2007
Daisy Pulls it Off
Blue Remembered Hills
An Evening with Gary Lineker
Humpty Dumpty

2008
Playhouse Creatures
The Odd Couple (female version)
The Exorcism
Cinderella

2009
The Lion in Winter
Ladies' Day
The Business of Murder
Pantomania

2010
Beauty Queen of Leenane
February
Ladies Down Under
May
A Skull in Connemara
October
Snow White December

2011
One For The Road May
A Kiss on the Bottom
November

2012
The Throstle's Nest
May/ June
Murder in Play
October
Robinson Crusoe - the Truth
December

2013
In Two Minds
May
Feathers Fly in the Throstle’s Nest
October
Snow White and the Seven Mini Miners December

2014 - present

2014

Toad of Toad Hall
May
The Collector July
Reflections - Our Great War October
Jack and the Beanstalk December

2015
Elephants Don’t Run February
Made in Wigton May
Mad About The Girl July
On Your Honour October
Mother Goose December

2016
Woven in Wigton May
The Last Post July
Aladdin December

2017