Poetry & Plays
Pegler Communications MD Lynn Pegler is involved in a wide range of arts activities as a creative practitioner and event organiser.
New play about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice
Winner of the Write Now Award for Best New Writing 2022 (Cheshire Theatre Guild)
Lynn’s new play ‘Alice’s Quest for Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole with Lewis Carroll’ was premiered in Kingsley in July 2021 and then went on tour around several venues in Cheshire. Watch out for new dates at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2023.
The play explores the fact behind the fiction of the enigmatic Daresbury author and one of the most popular characters in English Literature. Journey down the rabbit hole to find out more about Lewis Carroll’s fascinating double life and discover the true story of his relationship with the real Alice.
Performed by James Partington, Simon Hetherington and Lynn Pegler. Suitable for age 12+.
If Only: An Audience with Rudyard Kipling
A new one act play by Lynn Pegler.
A one act play about the Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling, premiered in the glorious concert room at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, in March 2017.
Performed by Matt Jones and Lynn Pegler.
Running time: one hour.
Ideal for literature festivals.
This new play explores Kipling’s extraordinary life and the devastating personal consequences of World War One, incorporating many favourite poems and stories.
The production enjoyed tremendous success over summer 2017 with performances at Northwich Literature Festival, Titchfield Festival Theatre in Hampshire and a five day run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Peterloo is a new one act play, written and directed by Lynn Pegler. It was premiered by Kingsley Players in Cheshire, 11-13 April, 2019.
• Best Director (NODA NW 2020)
• Write Now! Best New Writing Award & Best Special Effects Award
(Cheshire Theatre Guild 2019)
• Nominated Best Drama and Best Staging (NODA 2020)
“A great piece of theatre”. “A great play, very well received by the audience. I congratulate Lynn Pegler on writing and directing this piece.” NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association)
“The big set piece of the ‘battle’ itself was excellently conceived and executed.” Cheshire Theatre Guild.
The play tells the story of real and imaginary people caught up in one of England’s greatest political events staged in Manchester 200 years ago. On a sunny August day in 1819, a peaceful rally at St Petersfield turned into a bloody massacre after troops were ordered to attack a crowd of c.60,000 men, women and children. 17 people died and over 600 were injured.
See a film of the Kingsley Players dress rehearsal, April 2019, click here to watch the film.
Salford Quays Unlocked – Voices of Manchester Docks
Multi-media poetry performance available. Running time: one hour.
Lynn launched her poetry collection Salford Quays Unlocked – Voices of Manchester Docks in 2016. The performance/book takes the reader on a historical journey, starting in 1887 with the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal through to the docks’ closure a century later and finally its successful reincarnation as the Quays and MediaCity.
Artist LS Lowry, canal navies, a Tornado pilot and BBC producer are just a few of the characters who demand to be heard in this unusual and engaging collection of poetic reportage.
Poems and monologues are performed, accompanied by projected images – atmospheric old photographs of the Manchester Ship Canal and the docks, augmented with stunning new photography of Salford Quays by professional photographer Mike Poloway.
Lynn is a regular stage performer and director. Her productions of Oliver and A Mouse’s Tale, which she directed for Kingsley Players, won the Cheshire Theatre Guild James Tait award for Best Musical Production 2016 and 2017.