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Wigan's new theatre ?

Started by: i-spy (15002) 

Who should top the bill on the opening night ?

Started: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:15

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

It's better if they're alive

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:17

Posted by: laughing gravy (7115)

bruce springsteen..

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:37

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Excellent choice

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:39

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

A Verve re-union would be good

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:46

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Are you thinking of The Royal Court Theatre in King Street, I-Spy?

www.royalcourttheatre.org.uk

Pictures from Nov 2020:


How about Sir Ian McKellen?

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:48

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

How about Sir Ian McKellen?
Only if he can juggle

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 22:55

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

We definitely need another theatre.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:06

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

But would the good people of Wigan support it ?

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:08

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Wigan Little Theatre is nearly always packed to the rafters when I go to watch shows, I-Spy.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:12

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Sir Ian’s practising for his audition already.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:14

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

It's not very nice to throw things at him

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:19

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

I’m sure Sir Ian could cope with anything you throw at him, I-Spy, he’s an old pro.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 23:36

Posted by: laughing gravy (7115)

i-spy did you go to the haigh hall gig?

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 02:53

Posted by: PeterP (8414)

Theres one or two comedians on these threads maybe they could be used has warm up artists

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 08:13

Posted by: jathbee (10785)

Julie Walters would be my first choice as an actress.
Hugh Jackman as male actor.
Abba as musical entertainers.
Alfie Bow as classical.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 08:52

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Good choices, Jathbee.

The theatre has a potential capacity of 1500- 2000 people.

I didn’t realise it’s going to be bigger than The Edge Arena (1000 seater)

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 09:22

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Back in March, Liam Gallagher tweeted “Wigan’s biblical” - fishing to be on the bill if you ask me.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 10:09

Posted by: momac (11457) 

My Dad used to be the projectionist at Wigan Little Theatre when it was a cinema,my Mam was asked by an Aunt to take some butties to him and that was that..she was sixteen and he was nineteen..so that is my fond memories of Wigan Little Tgeatre.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 10:14

Posted by: bentlegs (4612)

Jathbee , you mention Alfie Bow how aboutAlfie & Michael Ball , I think they blend together quite well.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 12:31

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

Captain Cesspit & the Bilge Rats

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 12:37

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

Weren’t they panned at their last gig, TTS?

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 12:44

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

Possibly, they came from Abram

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 12:46

Posted by: basil brush (16308)

Rick Astley

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 12:51

Posted by: JR (202)

What about Rory Kinnear, son of famous Wiganer Roy Kinnear; Rory follows in his father's footsteps of being an excellent actor and entertainer.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 13:42

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

LG - missed the Verve I'm afraid but it was obviously a big success.
But there's plenty of ta!ent out there in Wigan land and I'm sure they'd love to perform on home turf

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 15:12

Posted by: peebee (537) 

Chubby Brown.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 15:31

Posted by: jathbee (10785)


Jathbee , you mention Alfie Bow how aboutAlfie & Michael Ball , I think they blend together quite well.
Yes indeed they do. I will add him to my list.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:33

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Sorry peebee
It's a no for chubby

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:47

Posted by: jathbee (10785)

It's a NO from me too. Can't stand his disgusting language.
Just let me know if he's on at some date or other and I will give it a swerve.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:07

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

I reckon you and Jo Anne can come up with a top class bill.
I'd like to see a special section for local musicians etc

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:17

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

I heard that David Molyneux executive leader of Wigan council has been asking if Wilson, Keppel and Betty are still available.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:32

Posted by: JR (202)

Yes, Wilson, Kepple and Betty - I certainly concur!

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:41

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Nowt like a good sand dance is there.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:48

Posted by: broady (16694) 

Jathbee,
I don’t even think Chubby Brown is funny. End of.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:50

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

Plenty funny comedians about these days.
I'm sure the ladies will find a family friendly one for the big night.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 20:16

Posted by: bentlegs (4612)

For a comedian i would choose Mick Miller, also what about Jethro.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 14:25

Posted by: bluesfan (1586)

Plenty of talent in Wigan and they should be given their chance. They're the ones along with the likes of the Old Courts pushing the arts in Wigan

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 15:23

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

There must be a Wigan choir worth booking. Any suggestions ?

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 15:23

 

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