All aboard for Lakeland summer

Published: 24 March 2012
Reporter: David Upton

History BoysBooking for Keswick's Theatre by the Lake summer season opens on Monday April 2.

In the Main House there's Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce, John Chapman's Dry Rot and Dickens's Great Expectations, while the Studio hosts Ibsen's Doll's House, Laura Wade's Colder Than Here and Roma and the Flannelettes: A Love Like Yours—by Richard Cameron, a world premiere set in a women's refuge in Yorkshire and featuring 60s Motown karaoke.

Theatre by the Lake also serves up three days of comedy-drama next month with A Night in November, as well as an evening of comic songs from Cantabile—The London Quartet.

Set in Belfast in 1993, A Night in November tells the story of a working-class Protestant football fan whose bigotry is exposed as he watches a match. In Yer Space Theatre bring their production to the venue from Thursday to Saturday April 5-7 including a 2pm matinée on Saturday.

It's written by Belfast playwright Marie Jones, writer of Stones in his Pockets.

Cantabile have become one of Britain's most popular vocal groups and on Sunday April 15 they will be bringing their brand new show On the Funny Side of the Street to Theatre by the Lake.

It's devised by Barry Cryer and features a host of comedy songs from some of the old masters including Flanders and Swann, Noël Coward and Kenneth Williams and more modern composers.