An eerie première lakeside

Published: 10 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

All the Boggles of Derwentwater

An eerie première of Obscura Theatre’s audio walk series soundlandscape opens at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick later this month.

The first tale in the series, All the Boggles of Derwentwater is a free self-guided headphone experience that takes listeners outside and on a supernatural journey through the natural surroundings. A lone wanderer entertains the listener with unearthly folklore that conjures a spectral presence she did not mean to awaken.

The series will eventually feature a number of tales combining sound design with storytelling, each rehearsed and recorded in site-specific locations.

All the Boggles of Derwentwater is available October 16–31. It lasts an hour and is advised for ages 12+, with loud noises, outdoor, some unsettling themes and descriptions of violence. An accessible video alternative will be available to download. The route is wheelchair and pram accessible. Audiences need headphones to listen through and a smartphone to download the audio and map.