Springing into Lakeland

Published: 4 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Theatre by the Lake shows for children and their families

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick has a spring programme lined up for children and their families.

Around the World in 80 Days is brought to the stage in a new production March 31 to April 29.

The Lost Spells—A New Musical (May 24–June 3) is adapted from the book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, with music and dancing live on stage.

Kitchen Zoo presents Hey Diddle Diddle April 11–12, where nursery rhyme characters come to party, perform and have fun! And Pirate Bonnie takes to the stage April 14, courtesy of Fidget Theatre.

For teens, Pentabus Theatre returns May 9–11 with One of them Ones, a new play about two siblings living in an isolated rural community trying to get their heads around gender identity. Shewolves by Sarah Middleton, May 13, is a coming-of-age comedy for teenagers.

Looking ahead to Christmas, Theatre by the Lake presents the world première of A Little Princess, adapted for the stage by Amanda Dalton from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

    Related listings

  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • 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)