Diverse dates for Lakeland

Published: 22 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Theatre By The Lake

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has a diverse autumn and winter programme of new drama, family shows and live music plus performances created by and for the Cumbrian community.

This Christmas, it stages a world première of its new production of A Little Princess, adapted by Amanda Dalton from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Journey with Sara Crewe as she travels from the freedom of a childhood in India to a boarding school in a cold, dark corner of northern England.

Younger visitors can enjoy a Christmas visit to Wolf, inspired by The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

In September, TBTL presents Every Brilliant Thing about mental health, resilience and the lengths gone to for those we love.

There is drama in both the Main House and Studio this autumn, including Frankenstein by Titled Wig, a new story set in 1940s Europe, inspired by the classic novel. Yippee Ki Yay is a retelling of the classic film Die Hard from Richard Marsh.

Sizwe Banzi is Dead is the seminal Apartheid South African play, written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, presented by Mast Mayflower Studios. Pepa Duarte delivers the mouth-watering flavours and aromas of traditional Peruvian cooking in her new play Eating Myself. The Light House, presented by Alys Williams, is a story of falling in love and staying in love.

    Related listings

  • A Little Princess - Amanda Dalton from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Theatre by the Lake)
  • Wolf! (Kitchen Zoo)
  • Every Brilliant Thing - Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe (Theatre by the Lake)
  • Frankenstein - Séan Aydon, inspired by the classic novel by Mary Shelley (Tilted Wig)
  • Yippee Ki Yay - Richard Marsh (James Seabright)

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