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“Amateur vs Professional” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wigan Little Theatre

Wigan Little Theatre
Crompton Street | Lancashire, Wigan WN1 3SL, England
(01942) 242561
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Wigan
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Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amateur vs Professional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Please understand, that amateur means "for the love of it", whereas professional means "getting paid for it. The terms have nothing to do with standards. The people involved are actors, and, whereas some people are brave enough to enter the professional theatre which is highly competitive and overcrowded, others take the more pragmatic approach by treading the boards in a well organised, and, and well run outfit such as this one. The actors at Wigan Little Theatre, of whom I am one, could well be professional, but choose to eat instead.When you go to the theatre, remember that there are good, bad, and indifferent actors both in the amateur and the professional theatre. That, presumably, are why critics make a living. Go with an open mind and be prepared to be entertained. The show you see might well not be to your taste, so the secret is to choose wisely to avoid disappointment

Visited May 2014
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Wigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cozy little theatre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I like Wigan Little Theatre but when compared to a more professional theatre such as the Octagon in Bolton, I find it a bit expensive as it is only an amateur one. I've been a few times and the performances were average, nothing special. It annoys me that you can only buy tickets after a certain time at night, so it is not very convenient. I'd rather go some place else.

Visited June 2013
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Surprising”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

1st time in visiting Wigan Little Theatre, and very surprised, very nice place, all the staff very helpfil. nice seating. excellent overall

Visited May 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Quality productions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wigan Little Theatre is an excellent theatre producing plays which equal professional standard in many respects. The scenery is so good and the choice of plays are to most people's taste. The seating is comfortable and the bar area very cosy. Overall they are to be congratulated on providing excellent entertainment throughout the year.

Visited February 2014
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were a party of six who went to see the last night of a production of Absent Friends, there is a very friendly atmosphere around the theatre, the downstairs bar took our order for interval drinks and we enjoyed a great performance. We would all recommend the theatre for an enjoyable night out!

Visited March 2014
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