John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton

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President: Melvyn Bragg


Tickets available from:
Eastons, Wigton
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Our Next Production:
THE TEMPEST
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2017 WINNER

Our Facilities:

Proscenium arch theatre

90 raked seats

Wheelchair access

Induction loop

Licensed bar

Real coffee

Ice cream & snacks

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Registered Charity No: 1010825

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Camelot the Panto
December 2017
Comments from our audience:

Playing to packed houses, John Peel Theatre’s Camelot the Pantomime written by Liz Bell and the John Peel Theatre Script Workshop was a tremendous success.

Loosely based on Arthurian legend, the production contained all the necessary pantomime ingredients with Phoebe Speakman, Pippa Speakman and Rosa Foody (on different nights) playing the forlorn princess Penarwen, Katelyn Hepherd, her love the stable boy Melchior. King Arthur was Jennifer Rasburn, Baldric the hapless servant Esther Ridgeway and Ellie Sheather (on different nights). Catherynn Dunstan a truly evil Morgana la Faye, with her son Mordred (Millie Lawler) who, with Brook and Bond, Daisy Connor and Scott Cooper-Jones were funny throughout.

Other cast members were Maxine Noble as Merlin, Poppy Hall as Sadie, Conah Dunstan as Nursie, and the rest of the company of over thirty actors, with particular mention to the many youngsters playing knights and villagers, singing and dancing with such joy.

Connie Jensen directed with Hayden Dunstan’s Musical Directior, John Haywood was Stage Manager and Aaron Cockbain and Nathan Dunstan directed the John Peel’s new stunning theatre lights.
Wigton Newsletter

Well done to John Peel Theatre! Camelot is the best panto yet... Great cast and fab special effects!
Rebecca Farrimond‎ via Facebook

Brilliant production, we so much enjoyed it, well done everyone.
Elaine Heyes‎ via Facebook


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Note pushed though the theatre door sums up audience reactions


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Cumberland News - 15th December 2017
Review by Trevor Grahamslaw


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Cumberland News - 15th December 2017
Review by Trevor Grahamslaw


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Cumberland News - 1st December 2017


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Cumberland News - November 2017