Friday 27 September
John Peel’s Shed/Circled in The Radio Times

Writer, theatre maker and BBC Radio 4 regular John Osborne has enjoyed sell-out runs and five star ratings for his show John Peel’s Shed; a storytelling show about radio, music and a box of records that once belonged to the BBC Radio 1 DJ

In 2002, John won a competition on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show and his prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in the wireless. The show features a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel. Many are rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, so this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fans.

The show is also inspired by John Osborne’s acclaimed debut Radio Head: Up And Down The Dial Of British Radio – a BBC Radio 4 Book Of The Week – which tells the story of what happened when John listened to a different radio station every day. His journey took him from data entry at Anglia Windows, via interviewing radio greats such as Nicholas Parsons, Tommy Boyd, Stuart Maconie and Mark Radcliffe; to presenting his own local radio show.

John’s new tour is a double-bill with the charming and witty Circled in the Radio Times, a celebration of the golden years of television which he shared with his beloved grandparents.

Two Edinburgh Festival hit shows for the price of one!

‘Beautifully written, funny and poignant’. ***** (The Scotsman)

‘An absolute treat’. (Greg James – BBC Radio 1).

John’s website here

Click here for tickets or phone 01726 879500

Tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm

Tickets: £10 advance, £11 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 21s and students with ID.