Storyteller, poet and Radio 4 regular John Osborne goes back on tour with a double bill of two shows; Circled in the Radio Times and his 2011 sellout Edinburgh show, John Peel’s Shed.
John Peel’s Shed was a complete sell out at the 2011 Edinburgh fringe and went on to enjoy a sixty date UK tour, including appearances at Soho Theatre and the Glastonbury festival and is now back on tour. In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s Radio 1 show. 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 wireless. This show features a selection of records previously owned by the late John Peel. Many are very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique opportunity for any Peel fans.
Circled in the Radio Times is a show about a box of old copies of the Radio Times that used to belong to his granddad. He pieces together his life by the shows that have been circled.
‘Sits somewhere between Daniel Kitson and Tom Wrigglesworth. I could have listened for hours.’ – The Independent on John Peel’s Shed.
‘Deceptively layered and delightfully cosy storytelling. A 15-tog hug of a show.’ – The Stage on Circled in the Radio Times.
Recommended for ages 12+
About John Osborne
John writes scripts, stories and theatre shows. His first television series, After Hours was broadcast by Sky 1 in autumn 2015. He created and co-created the six part series which was directed by Craig Cash (The Royle Family) and starred Jaime Winstone, Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) and BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell.
What people say about John’s work:
‘Beautifully written, funny and poignant.’ – The Scotsman on John Peel’s Shed.
‘A lovely engaging writer finding the joyous in the everyday.’ – Stuart Maconie.
‘His story reduced me and my family to tears’ – Stewart Lee, The Observer, on the Radio 4 story Don’t Need the Sunshine.