Popular theatre enthusiast dies suddenly

Peter Lea. Picture: Family

Peter Lea. Picture: Family - Credit: Archant

A popular Weston theatre producer, manager and director died earlier this month, taking his final bow at the age of 74.

Peter Lea died on November 7 after a short, unexpected illness.

The Welshman enjoyed a career in theatre spanning five decades, and since moving to Weston in 2004 to be closer to his family played a pivotal role at the Blakehay Theatre.

Peter presented shows including Gingerbread Man, Old Tyme Music Hall and Give Me The Moonlight – and charity events he organised raised in excess of £1million.

He also volunteered at Weston Museum and became a popular speaker for community groups, particularly at the town’s WI meetings.