John Peel play to debut at Edinburgh Festival

'Teenage Kicks' to celebrate life of the DJ

A play about John Peel is to debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

‘Teenage Kicks’ was written by Paul Hodson.

It tells the tale of Peel’s transformation from “a well-spoken idealistic hippy into a down-to-earth DJ”.


Hodson said of the actors who came to audition for the part: “They were bottling it. Even the ones we had were saying, ‘This is the worst audition I’ve ever come to.’ They were scared shitless.”

Kieron Forsyth, who got the part of Peel, revealed he had been going through video and audiotapes to get into character but admitted: “This is a big one. Peel is an icon. It’s a bit terrifying.”

The play begins on August 3 at the Assembly Universal Arts theatre.

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