John Peel Theatre

The Little Theatre at the Heart of Wigton


President: Melvyn Bragg

Tickets available from:
Eastons, Wigton
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Our Facilities:

Proscenium arch theatre

90 raked seats

Wheelchair access

Induction loop

Licensed bar

Real coffee

Ice cream & snacks


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Special thanks to Phil Martin (son of founder member and past chair Jack Martin) for all archive material and notes.

The Rest Cure (for one-act play festival)
March 1956

The Rest Cure was performed (at the Secondary School) - as a one-act play festival entry in the Cumberland Drama League. Two other theatre groups performed on the Saturday night. Mr. Dent was probably chased out of town - Wigton didn’t win! Dad didn’t even include this in his scrapbook and there are no photos.
Phil Martin

April 1956