In reality, of course, calling it a shed is a bit like calling the Sefton Park palm house a gazebo. Peel’s outbuildings were a temperature-controlled labryth of a barn, stuffed to the gunwales with Fall and Throbbing Gristle LPs. And, who knows, it might one day find a permanent home in Birkenhead Town Hall. Wouldn’t that be amazing? What’s the betting Nigel Blackwell will cut the ribbon?
Fresh from a sell out at Edinburgh, and bringing a clutch of five star reviews in its wake, John Peel’s Shed follows the fortunes of John Osborne who won a box of Peely’s records which took him over eight years to listen to.
John Peel’s Shed tells the story of what happened when John decided to listen to a different radio station every day, all day, for a month. His true story journey took him from data entry at Anglia Windows, via interviewing radio greats such as Nicholas Parsons and Mark Radcliffe; to presenting his own local radio show. John Peel’s Shed is script edited by Joe Dunthorne (Submarine, Wild Abandon) and directed by Show And Tell.
Sounds like bliss to us.