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The road to Wigan Pier

on Wed Feb 07 2018, 22:52
George Orwell’s son is to star in a new musical inspired by The Road To Wigan Pier, written and performed by the people of Wigan.

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/feb/04/george-orwell-son-star-wigan-pier-musical-richard-blair
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on Thu Feb 08 2018, 15:54
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Fri Feb 09 2018, 14:24
George Orwell - The Road to Wigan Pier

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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Thu Feb 15 2018, 16:41
A giant of musical theatre has given his backing to an ambitious new show taking shape in Wigan on the life and work of George Orwell. Sir Tim Rice, who has provided the words for a host of iconic musicals, has sent a message of support for Beyond Wigan Pier which is being put together by Ince musician Alan Gregory and his team. Sir Tim Rice The legendary lyricist received a copy of the show’s love duet Look at Me from Alan and was quick to send praise for it back to Wigan. The endorsement has put a spring in the step of everyone preparing for this spring’s premiere concert performance as Sir Tim’s career work includes the lyrics to Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Lion King and Chess.

Read more at: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/theatre-giant-s-praise-for-orwell-musical-1-9018811
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Thu Feb 15 2018, 16:50

I think that song could be a number one.
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sat Feb 17 2018, 19:57
PianosPiesPirouettes @Pies_Pirouettes (14 Feb):
Attention all Wiganers! Open auditions for the remaining roles in Beyond Wigan Pier
Thursday 22nd Feb 10am to 7pm for more info check us out on Facebook

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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sat Feb 17 2018, 20:39
Mrs Brooker. Tripe shop owner?

Sounds as if Corky might fit the role


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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sat Feb 17 2018, 20:59
'YOU MUST HAVE BEEN BORN IN WIGAN OR LIVE IN WIGAN NOW'


I may just go for it. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sat Feb 17 2018, 21:31
You'll have to get to work on your monologue, Corky - Inspiration Smile
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sun Feb 18 2018, 02:26
@Corky Ringspot wrote:'YOU MUST HAVE BEEN BORN IN WIGAN OR LIVE IN WIGAN NOW'


I may just go for it. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Ha! There'll not be many on that show who were born in Wigan, or live in Wigan now!

To make it easier, they should have said Wigan council!! Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil Question tongue
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sun Feb 18 2018, 16:53
T hanks Admin for the inspiration there, are some crackers on that list.
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Wed Mar 07 2018, 09:20
@WishFmOfficial (7 Mar):
Alan Gregory has just been on talking about his new project Beyond Wigan Pier. 
He's on a final push to fund its launch - can you help?

crowdfunder.co.uk/beyond-wigan-pier-1 * 2 days left *


For tickets (£15), just press "Support Us" and choose your REWARD. 
"Philanthropy Pass" or "VIP" will help someone else to see it too!

£28,185 raised of £30,000 stretch target 94 %

The cast is in place, the venue is ready, the orchestra and choir are raring to go ...
Our stretch target will help us have a full original cast recording of the premiere.
Thank you!!!  
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Wed Mar 07 2018, 14:31
Even owd Eric didn't know where he was! Wigan indeed!! Rolling Eyes
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Sat Mar 10 2018, 09:09
Crowdfunder is now closed ... and many thanks to them ... but don't worry ... more tickets will be available shortly online or at a local outlet ... watch this space ... WE'VE MUCH MORE EXCITING NEWS STILL TO COME!!" Facebook Smile
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Tue Mar 27 2018, 09:31
The remaining tickets go on sale this Sunday:

@Pies_Pirouettes (26 Mar):
You'll need to be hot off the mark on 01/04/2018......they won't last long!!.....
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Tue Mar 27 2018, 11:48
@jo anne wrote:The remaining tickets go on sale this Sunday:

@Pies_Pirouettes (26 Mar):
You'll need to be hot off the mark on 01/04/2018......they won't last long!!.....




Are they biodegradable ?
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Mon Apr 02 2018, 08:22
Facebook (25th Mar):


The remaining tickets should go on sale on 1st April ... via "The Edge's" Box Office account (more details to follow). There are only 59 VIP tickets (£75) and 246 (£15) standard tickets left. Once we announce some "surprise" guest narrators, they won't last long ... so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements ...


My eyes are peeled! Very Happy
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Fri Apr 06 2018, 12:49
The last tickets are available from The Edge's box office - Link

Beyond Wigan Pier
Friday 27 April 2018 - 8pm (doors open 7.30 pm)
Tickets £15

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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Tue May 08 2018, 12:47
We went down to trencherfield mill yesterday
saw the cast and managed to get a t shirt
each , not many left everyone seemed to be
wearing them , was a good day out , chonkinfettle
performing , some old Wigan footage being shown
Kids rides , vintage cars and stalls
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Fri Jul 06 2018, 17:59
What's the definition of a Wiganer to be able to get involved in this ?
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Re: The road to Wigan Pier

on Fri Jul 06 2018, 18:24
"You must live in Wigan now, or been born in Wigan"The  show was on the 27th April.J59


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