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Grandson follows actress grandmother onto Wigton stage

A grandmother and her grandson have joined forces to direct this year’s pantomime in Wigton.

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Jordan Tweddle and Charlotte Bryceson rehearse the panto

Jordan Tweddle and Liz Chapman are directing Wigton Theatre Club’s performance of Robinson Crusoe – The Truth.

At 64, Liz brings more than 30 years’ experience both on stage and behind the scenes in local amateur dramatics productions while 16-year-old Jordan is following in her footsteps.

Liz and Jordan have acted in the same productions before, including Murder In Play in October but this is the first time they’ve directed together.

“It was lovely to be on stage together,” said Liz, who lives in the town. “When we’re directing we complement each other.

“Jordan has done the music and the sound. I’ve done the props, costumes and set design.”

For Jordan, a pupil at Nelson Thomlinson in Wigton, seeing his gran in plays when he was younger inspired him to take to the stage and he has appeared in productions at school and for the club.

As well as directing, Jordan is also taking the lead role of Robinson. Doubling up is something he has experienced before as he directed Peter Pan in 2010 at the John Peel Theatre and also took the lead role of Peter.

Robinson Crusoe – The Truth is at the John Peel Theatre, Wigton from Monday to Saturday December 15 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday December 15 at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £7 and are available from Station Road Garage, Wigton on 016973 44620.



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