Keswick welcomes audiences Home

Published: 29 July 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Home, I'm Darling Credit: Ellie Kurttz

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick will reopen its building and welcome audiences back for live performances from October 6 with an autumn season of events.

It consists of two main house shows, Home I’m Darling by Laura Wade and Jacaranda by Lorna French, taking the programme up to Christmas—which will be announced in September.

Home I’m Darling is a co-production with Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and The Octagon, Bolton and runs October 6–30. Described as a ‘blistering comedy’, the show explores gender roles in modern Britain.

Jacaranda is a co-production with rural touring theatre company Pentabus and explores love, loss, prejudice, race and belonging through a chance meeting of two unlikely strangers on the longest night of the year. It runs November 4–13.

Both shows will go on sale with some guaranteed socially distanced performances. Other performances will be sold initially in socially distanced conditions which may be relaxed to full capacity at a later date. The theatre has also catered for those for whom an in-person visit to the theatre is too soon by announcing a digital on-demand version of Home I’m Darling from October 23–30.