The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

John Walters

John participated in 25 productions at the Barn.

John died on 6th September, in a nursing home, after a long illness. A regular supporter of our plays, he was also frequently involved in set construction with occasional forays into set design. From 1985 until 2004 his name appears in the records 25 times as part of the set-building team. He worked on such complex sets as the multiple hotel room set for A Little Hotel on the Side in 1992, in which farce his wife Sue made one of her infrequent appearances on stage as a hotel guest.

Other outstanding sets on which he worked included the country house interior in our first production of Arcadia (2001) and the fully working kitchen in Skylight (2008). His designs were seen, among others, in Hobson’s Choice (1998) and Gaslight (2003). Quiet and unassuming, John was nonetheless excellent company, with a fine line in self-deprecating humour, and he will be missed by his many friends at the Barn.

We send our sincere condolences to Sue and his friends and family.



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