Play Reading Club – P’yongyang


Organizer: Theatre by the Lake

Name: Theatre by the Lake

Phone: 017687 74411




Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes



From M6 jct 40 and follow A66 towards Keswick, follow brown signs to Theatre and Lakeside. On foot the theatre is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Keswick.


Love discussing plays? Want to connect with like-minded people? We’re delighted to announce our February Play Reading Club.

Each month we read a play and meet as a group (online, via the zoom platform) to discuss it. The club is facilitated by our Artistic Director Liz Stevenson and local playwright Karen Featherstone, and there will be a guest appearance from the playwright whose play we are discussing at each session. You don’t need to have come to any previous sessions to start now – we love newbies.

This month the play is P’yongyang by In-Sook Chappell.

Crossing military borders and class divides, Pyongyang tells the epic love story of two North Korean childhood sweethearts spanning three decades. Chi-Soo and Eun-Mi dare to dream of a life together in Pyongyang, working for Kim Jong Ils film studios. But as those around them start to disappear and information from the outside world trickles in, the devoted Communists are forced to view their glorious homeland in a different light.

Written by award-winning, Korean-born playwright In-Sook Chappell – who was inspired by a childhood visit to the Demilitarized Zone at the height of the Cold War and by the experiences of North Korean refugees – P’yongyang is a striking new work that was shortlisted for the 2013 Bruntwood Prize Award.

If you’d like to come along to Play Reading Club, book a ticket now and then it’s up to you to buy the playtext and give it a good read. You need to read it before you come so you chat about it!

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
25/02/2021 25/02/2021 6pm-8pm