Back in the Day with Melvyn Bragg

Back in the Day with Melvyn Bragg


Organizer: Theatre by the Lake

Name: Theatre by the Lake

Phone: 017687 74411




Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes

Gold Package £39.50; Other tickets £29.50, £26, £17 (no discounts) Approx. 110 mins


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.


Join writer, broadcaster and host of Radio 4’s In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg as he celebrates the publication of his first ever memoir, Back in the Day.

Live on stage, Melvyn will share his elegiac, intimate account of growing up in the Cumbrian market town of Wigton, from his early childhood during the war to the moment he had to decide between staying on or spreading his wings.

This is the tale of a boy who lived in a pub and expected to leave school at fifteen yet won a scholarship to Oxford. Derailed by a severe breakdown when he was thirteen, Melvyn will recall how he developed a passion for reading and study – though that didn’t stop him playing in a skiffle band or falling in love.

With the opportunity to ask your own searching questions, this event promises to be a poignant elegy to a vanished era, vividly capturing a community-spirited northern town and illuminating what made Melvyn the writer, broadcaster, and champion of the arts he is today.

Gold Package Ticket

Gold Package Tickets are available on top price seats and include your ticket and a signed copy of Melvyn’s book, simply add this into your basket from the drop down in your basket and make a great saving on the book (RRP £20).

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
04/06/2022 04/06/2022 7.30pm