Started by: admin (1213)

Just heard that Colin Hurst died yesterday. Colin was a stalwart of the Wigan Little Theatre for many years, both as an actor, set builder and various administration duties. He was probably remembered by many people, along with Bill Collins, as the Pantomime dames in the annual Pantomime. I had a few good laughs with him whilst building the sets and on our JOLLY BOYS OUTING days out.
Condolences to his family and friends.

Started: 21st Apr 2022 at 14:45

Posted by: dougie (4817) 

Sad to hear about Colin, I worked at Reeds in 1960s and knew both of them I think they were Brothers-in-law are some relation, Bill was in wages and Colin on the Comet if he's the same chap, R.I.P, Colin, ? is bill still going

Replied: 22nd Apr 2022 at 18:30

Posted by: admin (1213)

dougie, yes Bill is still going strong. I was talking to him on Tuesday at the theatre. Colin and Bill will always be remembered as the WLT Pantomime Dames, which they played for years.

Replied: 22nd Apr 2022 at 19:40

Posted by: bambam (2537)

I remembered he had something to do with the running of the mill at pier when they had country & western bands on, he would always be there along with DJ Ian Ashcroft great events.R.I.P Colin.

Replied: 24th Apr 2022 at 10:30

Posted by: fossil (7317)

I remember Colin from his St Johns Youth club days as teenagers and he could be lovingly described as a bit of a nutter!
He was also assistant mananager at Haigh Hall when Tim Sharratt was boss and it was a going concern. Always a great sense of humour and a very talented actor as Ron said.
RIP Hursty ,you will be missed.

Replied: 25th Apr 2022 at 13:09


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