Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
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John Peels Shed

John Peel's Shed

John Peel's Shed by John Osbourne

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Perth Theatre, 20:00

This event was part of the 2012 Festival Programme.

TIckets will also be available on the door tonight.


Finishing time 9pm


Show And Tell present



In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel's Radio One show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This five-star, sell-out smash theatre hit of the Edinburgh Festival, broadcast on BBC Radio Four in December 2011, is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who's ever sought solace in wireless. Inspired by Osborne’s acclaimed book Radio Head and featuring records previously owned by Peel. Script edited by Joe Dunthorne (Submarine).

Show lasts one hour 


“Beautifully-written, funny and poignant... Just as John Peel’s records changed his life this lovely, simple, beautifully executed show has enriched ours” * * * * *

The Scotsman

“Shy and awkward but with a keen eye for a killer line and the significance of the trivia of daily life, Osborne sits somewhere between Tom Wrigglesworth and Daniel Kitson, which is a very good place to sit. I could have listened for hours”   * * * * *

The Independent
“One of the Top Ten Theatre Highlights of the Edinburgh Festival...

Funny, perceptive and charming” * * * * The Telegraph

“One of the loveliest things you’ll see all year” * * * * The Herald

“Genius... A comic highlight” – The Guardian