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Published: 18 January 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Theatre By The Lake

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has announced a programme of accessible performances for spring–summer 2023, with audio description, BSL and captioning for people with visual and hearing impairment, plus guaranteed socially distanced and relaxed performances.

These include TBTL’s seasonal highlights Around the World in 80 Days, The Lost Spells, Blonde Bombshells of 1943 and The 39 Steps.

Its co-production of Tuning In will include audio description and captioning on all performances. Tuning In follows the story of Reagan, who comes home from a date covered in blood.

The theatre is also partnering with Graeae, the theatre company dedicated to championing Deaf and disabled artists, to present Crips with Chips, a night of short plays that will be captioned and audio described.

Audiences are encouraged to tell TBTL about their access requirements in advance of visiting the theatre by filling out a simple form on the web site.

    Related listings

  • Tuning In - Adam Fenton (Theatre by the Lake)
  • The 39 Steps - Adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Ltd and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon (Theatre by the Lake and Stephen Joseph Theatre)
  • The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 - Alan Plater (Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Stephen Joseph Theatre)
  • The Lost Spells - Music & lyrics by Mary Erskine & Will Dollard, book by Matt Borgatti, adapted from the book by Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris (Goblin, Watford Palace Theatre, Polka Theatre and Theatre by The Lake)
  • Around The World In 80 Days - Adapted Laura Eason, based on the novel by Jules Verne (Theatre by the Lake and Hull Truck)