Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays on its two stages and has won multi-starred reviews from national critics. It also hosts festivals of literature, jazz, film and mountains. Daytime and evening refreshments are available from light snacks to pre-theatre meals.

There are lifts to all levels and wheelchair users can get to all front-of-house and backstage areas. Both auditoria have enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.theatrebythelake.com, where you can now choose your own seat and see the view of the stage before you buy. Alternatively, call the Box Office on 017687 74411 – it’s open from 9.30am to 8pm daily.

Location

The theatre is a five minute walk from the town centre (follow signs for the Lake), with Allerdale Borough Council’s Lakeside pay & display car park immediately adjacent to the theatre building. There are bus links with Ambleside to the south, Carlisle to the north, Penrith to the east and Cockermouth and Workington to the west.

Heroes

Theatre by the Lake

A gentle comedy with a melancholic edge set in 1959 in a French retirement home for First World War veterans.

Philippe says he is calling the log of their escape The Wind in the Poplars or Three Crocks on Campaign or Two Crocks and a Crackpot. Will they make it as far as the poplars on the hill?

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this show is performed by Keswick’s finest amateur actors!


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


Q&A with Rebecca Stephens MBE

Theatre by the Lake

Rebecca will be joining us here at Theatre by the Lake on the 2nd of July as part of our production of The Climbers. She will be here for a Q&A with Matt Le Voi from Lakeland Mountain Guides talking about about her love of the mountains and profound lessons learned when climbing them.

Tickets to this event are free to The Climbers ticket holders, subject to availability, but must be booked in advance. To book a free ticket please use the code Stephens at the checkout. Please note, you may be asked for proof of your tickets for The Climbers when you attend the event. Terms and conditions apply (see below).

‘Ed Hillary once said that no-one would be interested in Everest again, once it was climbed. How wrong he was! I’m thrilled to be coming to the beautiful Lakes to see this intriguing Everest drama played out on stage.’ Rebecca Stephens MBE

On 17th May 1993, Rebecca Stephens became the first British woman to climb Everest. The following year she went on to become the first British woman to scale the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Her interest in climbing was ignited when, in her late twenties, she accompanied an Anglo-American expedition on Everest’s North East Ridge in 1989.

Beginning her career as a journalist, Rebecca has written articles for several publication including The Financial Times, The Independent and The Mail on Sunday. Her role as a reporter exploring the question ‘Why do Climbers Climb?’ ignited her passion for climbing, and she continues to write books and articles about her experiences in the outdoors. Rebecca is a trustee for The Himalayan Trust UK, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, a non-profit organisation that aims to support the people of Nepal and give back to communities that facilitate mountaineering in the Himalayas. She also has her own business Seven Summits Performance Limited that offers coaching, motivational talks, workshops and she leads treks in the Himalayas and Africa.

Matt is himself a passionate mountaineer and runs both a local guiding business and an international one, LMG Treks and Expeditions that takes people to Everest Base Camp, so he knows what he’s talking about!

 


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


Andy Smith: Plays for the People

Theatre by the Lake

Turn up. Take a book. Read together. Then discuss.

A new project by acclaimed theatre-maker Andy Smith. Plays for the People are short texts written for a group of audience-participants to read out loud, and then talk together about the questions that they ask. We invite you to come along, join in and tell us what you think.

Further details will be announced soon, if you’d like to register your interest, please email: enquiries@theatrebythelake.com


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


Supernova

Theatre by the Lake

“All it takes is one experiment to turn the universe on its head.”

There’s no scientific reason why time goes forwards. And, after her Dad’s funeral, Lucy is determined to prove that it doesn’t have to.

Lucy’s partner Phil finds himself dragged into her experiment, as she tries to rewrite the rules of the universe from her kitchen, using Einstein’s theory of relativity… and a lot of burnt toast.

Supernova is a moving and funny new play about love, grief and Physics.

Writer Lizzy Mansfield is currently writers’ assistant on Ted Lasso. She was part of BBC Comedy Writer’s Room in 2020-2021, and her work screened at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Award-winning director Fay Lomas’ work includes three of the dramas for the Assemble Here audio project for Theatre by the Lake, The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying (Omnibus Theatre; Nominated for an Offie for Best Director); Land Skeins (winner of OnComm Award 2022) and shows at Rose Theatre Kingston, Royal and Derngate Northampton and Arcola.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


The Climbers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

Theatre by the Lake

The amazing adventures of a woman with a fist in her head.

Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) care-free, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down thanks to the arrival of a fist – slap-bang in the middle of her head.

Based on her astonishing real-life story and performed by the actress herself with friends, We Should Definitely Have More Dancing explores the things that define us, that fill us up and make us who we are – a cautionary postcard from the edge of life stuffed full of heart and love and dancing.

 


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


Hope is the Thing…

Theatre by the Lake

It is November 2021. Six members of a family are gathering to celebrate a birthday. Their conversation shifts inexorably, for some of them reluctantly, into a discussion of the climate crisis. Fault lines in their views become apparent and tensions rise. Is there a place where they can draw together in harmony?


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


The Tortoise and the Hare – A Suitcase Story

Theatre by the Lake

It’s the Tortoise and the Hare. Get ready to hop like a hare and travel like a tortoise. Who will win, slow and steady or fast and furious?

We travel around with our suitcase of stories, spinning yarns and telling tales. What will come out of the suitcase today? Join us for an unexpected dash to the finish line. On your marks, get set…GO!

An interactive story for under 6s and their grownups with live music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew.

From the makers of The Three Bears and WOLF!


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


Bloody Elle

Theatre by the Lake

Elle meets Eve and Nothing is ever the same again.

This loud, proud, love story is heart-warmingly honest & belly-achingly funny. It’s brutal as it’s beautiful – the first time, a “moment moment.”

With original live music – grab a pint, let’s begin.

Direct from a run at the Edinburgh Festival at the Traverse Theatre, Bloody Elle – A Gig musical arrives at Theatre by the Lake. Eve’s eyes are green like guacamole, she has posh-hair and a freckle on her chin and when she puts her hand on Elle’s arm…

This heart-warming and belly-achingly funny story is stuffed full of those stomach-flipping-time-stopping moments, a touch, a glance, a kiss, that everyone will recognise.

Bloody Elle is set to an original score, building loops and layers of sound that make you feel like there is a ten-piece band on stage, transporting the audience to a sweaty, packed out gig in the back of a pub or a 10,000 seat arena.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


One Man Two Guvnors

Theatre by the Lake

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Edwina Hayes ‘The sweetest voice in England’

Theatre by the Lake

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk Americana.

She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. She counts Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding as fans and has had her renditions featured in major Hollywood blockbusters.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Can I Touch your Hair?

Theatre by the Lake

A bold yet humorous piece, Can I Touch Your Hair? is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means…

Lekhani grew up mixed race in Cumbria and she’s realised she doesn’t actually know what to do about her hair. No one taught her and YouTube just isn’t helping.

Thank goodness for her hairdresser, who is in fact her longest standing relationship to date and ohh does she love getting her hair done.

Trying out new hairstyles is all well and good but how do you cope with everyone’s unnecessary questions and comments?

“Is it real? Can I touch it?”

Join Lekhani on her hair journey as she discovers that she can’t wash her hair with 99p Alberto Balsam, that she has no clue how to cornrow and is over being faced with constant microaggressions.

“I feel like there needs to be a support group for black and mixed race girls that can’t cornrow their hair”.

A bold yet humorous piece, this is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means, hair struggles but more importantly, the pride and acceptance of identity.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Hot in Here

Theatre by the Lake

Hot in Here is a carbon-neutral dance-party celebrating action for climate justice.

Developed from interviews between young people in the UK and climate activists around the world, the show is powered by the first energy-harvesting dancefloor in live theatre, converting the energy of the performers’ bodies into electricity.

Made by Pigfoot, a multi award-winning theatre company telling stories about the climate crisis, with the least carbon impact possible.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounters – Posting Letters to the Moon

Theatre by the Lake

A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s between Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming.

A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Flemming), read by their daughter Lucy Fleming with Simon Williams.

Hear wonderful stories about Celia’s experiences working with Noël Coward which led to her starring role in Brief Encounter in 1945.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


Forgotten Voices

Theatre by the Lake

orgotten Voices tells the remarkable real-life story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, the wife of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie.

For over three decades, the couple fought for freedom and paved the way for Mandela.

Forgotten Voices is a one woman show written by her grandson, David Moorhead, directed by Margaret Connell and stars the brilliant Shareesa Valentine as Eva.

October is Black History Month in UK and is all about sharing black heritage and uncovering those stories which have so often been overlooked. Up until now, Eva’s story has been forgotten by history – which is so often the fate of women – and especially those of colour.

Of the play, writer and Eva’s grandson David Moorhead says, “My grandmother was glamorous and warm-hearted but beneath lay a complex person, whose struggles were immense. Her political contribution in terms of support and sacrifice were immense but completely ignored. I felt it was time to hear and celebrate the story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie. She was a woman who refused to give up. I am proud to be her grandson.”


Brief Encounter

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.


The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Theatre by the Lake

A Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller…

‘Sometimes I dream… of anything… anything other than this…’

Leenane, County Galway, 1990.

In a remote cottage in the mountains of Connemara, 40 year old Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative and possessive mother, Mag.

Trapped together in a poisonous cycle of daily battles and with endless rain driving at the walls, Maureen dreams of escape. When a chance for happiness arrives in the form of unexpected suitor Pato Dooley, she dares to hope…

But Mag has other ideas and sets in motion a chain of events that build to a terrifying climax…

Hauntingly beautiful and blisteringly funny, this dark comedy thriller from the writer of the Golden Globe and Oscar winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.


The Chronicles of Atom & Luna

Theatre by the Lake

Murray Lachlan Young’s epic tale for families.

Our heroes Atom and Luna must seek out the mysterious Old Mother Redbeard, to save their larger-than-life childminder Iffly Sney. To do so they will journey deep into a magical forest and go on a life changing adventure.

Created by BBC 6 Music’s poet in residence and children’s author Murray Lachlan Young.


Destiny

Theatre by the Lake

"They’re sayin I brought it on myself.

Oh yeah, they’ve heard about me. Basically it must’ve been my fault cause I’m me, Destiny.”

Destiny dreams big. She dreams glamour. She’s gonna be an MTV Base backing dancer, you watch. If J-Lo can make it outta the Bronx then Destiny can make it off the Hill Rise estate in Chippenham. She’s fearless, ferocious and up for the fight (she’s had to be). Born below the breadline, she’s desperate to see beyond the neighbourhood and find hope in hopelessness.

This monologue follows the story of a teenage girl growing up on a rural Wiltshire council estate. After a big night out takes a turn for the worst, Destiny’s life spirals out of control as she desperately tries to learn how to love and be loved.

 


Witch Hunt

Theatre by the Lake

Witch Hunt asks who really holds the power in a world where the witches have become the hunters and the predators are now the prey?

Witch Hunt weaves a cautionary fairy tale for our time. It celebrates the wisdom of the witch, unpacks the notion of predator and conjures a world of coven-ready weird sisters.

A ritualistic voodoo brouhaha designed to enchant and hex the pricks and predators; imagine Vic and Bob doing The Crucible.

Using buffoon, puppetry and magic and armed with a ‘wiccan’ sense of humour, A&E Comedy ask “Can we use witchcraft to take down the Patriarchy?” Yes we can!

Following their sell-out, award-winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy (Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards, “a brilliant comedy coupling” Total Theatre) return with a spell-binding, surreal and darkly hilarious tale, directed by Cal McCrystal.


BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Theatre by the Lake

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe.

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!
See www.banff-uk.com for more details.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Ballad of Rudy

Theatre by the Lake

Sing the blues with a Polar Bear, jam with the Puffins and beat-box with an Arctic Fox. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge. It’s gonna be cooool.

Forget the red nose! In this story it’s Rudy’s talent for music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer. Meeting new friends including a magical Jazz Penguin, Rudy goes on an adventure that teaches him that life isn’t about following the herd. Featuring jazzy original songs played live.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


The Borrowers

Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.


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Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays on its two stages and has won multi-starred reviews from national critics. It also hosts festivals of literature, jazz, film and mountains. Daytime and evening refreshments are available from light snacks to pre-theatre meals.

There are lifts to all levels and wheelchair users can get to all front-of-house and backstage areas. Both auditoria have enhanced-hearing and induction loop systems.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.theatrebythelake.com, where you can now choose your own seat and see the view of the stage before you buy. Alternatively, call the Box Office on 017687 74411 – it’s open from 9.30am to 8pm daily.

Location

The theatre is a five minute walk from the town centre (follow signs for the Lake), with Allerdale Borough Council’s Lakeside pay & display car park immediately adjacent to the theatre building. There are bus links with Ambleside to the south, Carlisle to the north, Penrith to the east and Cockermouth and Workington to the west.

Heroes


Theatre by the Lake
29 June - 02 July 2022

A gentle comedy with a melancholic edge set in 1959 in a French retirement home for First World War veterans.

Philippe says he is calling the log of their escape The Wind in the Poplars or Three Crocks on Campaign or Two Crocks and a Crackpot. Will they make it as far as the poplars on the hill?

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this show is performed by Keswick’s finest amateur actors!

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
30 June 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
01 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

Full Details »

The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
02 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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Q&A with Rebecca Stephens MBE


Theatre by the Lake
02 July 2022

Rebecca will be joining us here at Theatre by the Lake on the 2nd of July as part of our production of The Climbers. She will be here for a Q&A with Matt Le Voi from Lakeland Mountain Guides talking about about her love of the mountains and profound lessons learned when climbing them.

Tickets to this event are free to The Climbers ticket holders, subject to availability, but must be booked in advance. To book a free ticket please use the code Stephens at the checkout. Please note, you may be asked for proof of your tickets for The Climbers when you attend the event. Terms and conditions apply (see below).

‘Ed Hillary once said that no-one would be interested in Everest again, once it was climbed. How wrong he was! I’m thrilled to be coming to the beautiful Lakes to see this intriguing Everest drama played out on stage.’ Rebecca Stephens MBE

On 17th May 1993, Rebecca Stephens became the first British woman to climb Everest. The following year she went on to become the first British woman to scale the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Her interest in climbing was ignited when, in her late twenties, she accompanied an Anglo-American expedition on Everest’s North East Ridge in 1989.

Beginning her career as a journalist, Rebecca has written articles for several publication including The Financial Times, The Independent and The Mail on Sunday. Her role as a reporter exploring the question ‘Why do Climbers Climb?’ ignited her passion for climbing, and she continues to write books and articles about her experiences in the outdoors. Rebecca is a trustee for The Himalayan Trust UK, founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, a non-profit organisation that aims to support the people of Nepal and give back to communities that facilitate mountaineering in the Himalayas. She also has her own business Seven Summits Performance Limited that offers coaching, motivational talks, workshops and she leads treks in the Himalayas and Africa.

Matt is himself a passionate mountaineer and runs both a local guiding business and an international one, LMG Treks and Expeditions that takes people to Everest Base Camp, so he knows what he’s talking about!

 

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
04 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
05 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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Andy Smith: Plays for the People


Theatre by the Lake
05 - 07 July 2022

Turn up. Take a book. Read together. Then discuss.

A new project by acclaimed theatre-maker Andy Smith. Plays for the People are short texts written for a group of audience-participants to read out loud, and then talk together about the questions that they ask. We invite you to come along, join in and tell us what you think.

Further details will be announced soon, if you’d like to register your interest, please email: enquiries@theatrebythelake.com

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
06 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
07 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
08 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
09 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
11 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

Full Details »

The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
12 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

Full Details »

The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
13 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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Supernova


Theatre by the Lake
13 - 16 July 2022

“All it takes is one experiment to turn the universe on its head.”

There’s no scientific reason why time goes forwards. And, after her Dad’s funeral, Lucy is determined to prove that it doesn’t have to.

Lucy’s partner Phil finds himself dragged into her experiment, as she tries to rewrite the rules of the universe from her kitchen, using Einstein’s theory of relativity… and a lot of burnt toast.

Supernova is a moving and funny new play about love, grief and Physics.

Writer Lizzy Mansfield is currently writers’ assistant on Ted Lasso. She was part of BBC Comedy Writer’s Room in 2020-2021, and her work screened at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Award-winning director Fay Lomas’ work includes three of the dramas for the Assemble Here audio project for Theatre by the Lake, The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying (Omnibus Theatre; Nominated for an Offie for Best Director); Land Skeins (winner of OnComm Award 2022) and shows at Rose Theatre Kingston, Royal and Derngate Northampton and Arcola.

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The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
14 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

Full Details »

The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
15 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

Full Details »

The Climbers


Theatre by the Lake
16 July 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents the World Premiere of The Climbers

by Carmen Nasr | Directed by Guy JonesFri 17 Jun – Sat 16 Jul | 7.30pm; with 2pm matinees on selected dates

“In the death zone, your body starts eating itself. Time and space disappear. It’s impossible to remember what happens up there.”

When Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering return from a perilous expedition to Everest without a member of their party, a lot of people have a lot of questions.

Where is Yasmin’s husband Charlie? What happened on the mountain? Why do Yasmin and Tshering’s accounts differ so drastically?

Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact; someone, somewhere, is not telling the truth.

A mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
21 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
22 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
23 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
25 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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We Should Definitely Have More Dancing


Theatre by the Lake
25 - 28 July 2022

The amazing adventures of a woman with a fist in her head.

Clara Darcy is fit! She’s also (almost) care-free, (kind of) happily single and joyously dancing through life but, little does she know, her world is about to be turned upside down thanks to the arrival of a fist – slap-bang in the middle of her head.

Based on her astonishing real-life story and performed by the actress herself with friends, We Should Definitely Have More Dancing explores the things that define us, that fill us up and make us who we are – a cautionary postcard from the edge of life stuffed full of heart and love and dancing.

 

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
26 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
27 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
28 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
29 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
30 July 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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Hope is the Thing…


Theatre by the Lake
30 July 2022

It is November 2021. Six members of a family are gathering to celebrate a birthday. Their conversation shifts inexorably, for some of them reluctantly, into a discussion of the climate crisis. Fault lines in their views become apparent and tensions rise. Is there a place where they can draw together in harmony?

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
01 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
02 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
03 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
04 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
05 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
06 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
08 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
09 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
10 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
11 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
12 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
13 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
15 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
16 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
17 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
18 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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The Tortoise and the Hare – A Suitcase Story


Theatre by the Lake
18 - 19 August 2022

It’s the Tortoise and the Hare. Get ready to hop like a hare and travel like a tortoise. Who will win, slow and steady or fast and furious?

We travel around with our suitcase of stories, spinning yarns and telling tales. What will come out of the suitcase today? Join us for an unexpected dash to the finish line. On your marks, get set…GO!

An interactive story for under 6s and their grownups with live music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew.

From the makers of The Three Bears and WOLF!

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
19 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
20 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
22 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
23 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
24 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
25 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
26 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
27 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
29 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
30 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
31 August 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
01 September 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

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Bloody Elle


Theatre by the Lake
01 September - 02 July 2022

Elle meets Eve and Nothing is ever the same again.

This loud, proud, love story is heart-warmingly honest & belly-achingly funny. It’s brutal as it’s beautiful – the first time, a “moment moment.”

With original live music – grab a pint, let’s begin.

Direct from a run at the Edinburgh Festival at the Traverse Theatre, Bloody Elle – A Gig musical arrives at Theatre by the Lake. Eve’s eyes are green like guacamole, she has posh-hair and a freckle on her chin and when she puts her hand on Elle’s arm…

This heart-warming and belly-achingly funny story is stuffed full of those stomach-flipping-time-stopping moments, a touch, a glance, a kiss, that everyone will recognise.

Bloody Elle is set to an original score, building loops and layers of sound that make you feel like there is a ten-piece band on stage, transporting the audience to a sweaty, packed out gig in the back of a pub or a 10,000 seat arena.

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One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
02 September 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

One Man Two Guvnors


Theatre by the Lake
03 September 2022

Made by Theatre by the Lake, Octagon Theatre Bolton & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

One Man, Two Guvnors

by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding | Directed by Lotte WakehamWed 20 Jul – Sat 3 Sep | Various times

The smash hit comedy explodes into Keswick!

It’s 1963 and Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. In search of food and romance, he soon finds himself juggling not one but two new jobs. But he finds himself in hot water as there are things he doesn’t know about his new guvnors.

A hilarious mix of slapstick, comedic performances and live music. This side-splittingly funny, brand new production of the West End/International hit is not to be missed.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
15 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
16 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
17 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
19 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
20 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Edwina Hayes ‘The sweetest voice in England’


Theatre by the Lake
20 September 2022

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk Americana.

She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. She counts Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding as fans and has had her renditions featured in major Hollywood blockbusters.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
21 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
22 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
23 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Can I Touch your Hair?


Theatre by the Lake
23 - 24 September 2022

A bold yet humorous piece, Can I Touch Your Hair? is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means…

Lekhani grew up mixed race in Cumbria and she’s realised she doesn’t actually know what to do about her hair. No one taught her and YouTube just isn’t helping.

Thank goodness for her hairdresser, who is in fact her longest standing relationship to date and ohh does she love getting her hair done.

Trying out new hairstyles is all well and good but how do you cope with everyone’s unnecessary questions and comments?

“Is it real? Can I touch it?”

Join Lekhani on her hair journey as she discovers that she can’t wash her hair with 99p Alberto Balsam, that she has no clue how to cornrow and is over being faced with constant microaggressions.

“I feel like there needs to be a support group for black and mixed race girls that can’t cornrow their hair”.

A bold yet humorous piece, this is an exploration of what cultural appropriation really means, hair struggles but more importantly, the pride and acceptance of identity.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
24 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
26 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
27 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
28 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
29 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Hot in Here


Theatre by the Lake
29 September - 01 October 2022

Hot in Here is a carbon-neutral dance-party celebrating action for climate justice.

Developed from interviews between young people in the UK and climate activists around the world, the show is powered by the first energy-harvesting dancefloor in live theatre, converting the energy of the performers’ bodies into electricity.

Made by Pigfoot, a multi award-winning theatre company telling stories about the climate crisis, with the least carbon impact possible.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
30 September 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
01 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

Full Details »

Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
03 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Brief Encounters – Posting Letters to the Moon


Theatre by the Lake
03 - 04 October 2022

A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s between Celia Johnson and her husband Peter Fleming.

A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Flemming), read by their daughter Lucy Fleming with Simon Williams.

Hear wonderful stories about Celia’s experiences working with Noël Coward which led to her starring role in Brief Encounter in 1945.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
04 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
05 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
06 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
07 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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Forgotten Voices


Theatre by the Lake
07 October 2022

orgotten Voices tells the remarkable real-life story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, the wife of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie.

For over three decades, the couple fought for freedom and paved the way for Mandela.

Forgotten Voices is a one woman show written by her grandson, David Moorhead, directed by Margaret Connell and stars the brilliant Shareesa Valentine as Eva.

October is Black History Month in UK and is all about sharing black heritage and uncovering those stories which have so often been overlooked. Up until now, Eva’s story has been forgotten by history – which is so often the fate of women – and especially those of colour.

Of the play, writer and Eva’s grandson David Moorhead says, “My grandmother was glamorous and warm-hearted but beneath lay a complex person, whose struggles were immense. Her political contribution in terms of support and sacrifice were immense but completely ignored. I felt it was time to hear and celebrate the story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie. She was a woman who refused to give up. I am proud to be her grandson.”

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Brief Encounter


Theatre by the Lake
08 October 2022

Theatre by the Lake, Stephen Joseph Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton present Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter

Adapted for the stage by Emma Rice | Directed by Paul Robinson

“Please tell me honestly if what I believe is true… that it’s the same with you – that you’ve fallen in love too.”

Laura and Alec are married – but not to each other. A chance meeting at a railway station hurls them headlong into a whirlwind romance that threatens to blow both their worlds apart.

This playful production turns Noël Coward’s film inside out, adding joyous musical numbers and physical comedy, while maintaining the truly classic romance of the original.

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane


Theatre by the Lake
21 October - 11 November 2022

A Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller…

‘Sometimes I dream… of anything… anything other than this…’

Leenane, County Galway, 1990.

In a remote cottage in the mountains of Connemara, 40 year old Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative and possessive mother, Mag.

Trapped together in a poisonous cycle of daily battles and with endless rain driving at the walls, Maureen dreams of escape. When a chance for happiness arrives in the form of unexpected suitor Pato Dooley, she dares to hope…

But Mag has other ideas and sets in motion a chain of events that build to a terrifying climax…

Hauntingly beautiful and blisteringly funny, this dark comedy thriller from the writer of the Golden Globe and Oscar winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and In Bruges is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat.

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The Chronicles of Atom & Luna


Theatre by the Lake
28 - 29 October 2022

Murray Lachlan Young’s epic tale for families.

Our heroes Atom and Luna must seek out the mysterious Old Mother Redbeard, to save their larger-than-life childminder Iffly Sney. To do so they will journey deep into a magical forest and go on a life changing adventure.

Created by BBC 6 Music’s poet in residence and children’s author Murray Lachlan Young.

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Destiny


Theatre by the Lake
31 October 2022

"They’re sayin I brought it on myself.

Oh yeah, they’ve heard about me. Basically it must’ve been my fault cause I’m me, Destiny.”

Destiny dreams big. She dreams glamour. She’s gonna be an MTV Base backing dancer, you watch. If J-Lo can make it outta the Bronx then Destiny can make it off the Hill Rise estate in Chippenham. She’s fearless, ferocious and up for the fight (she’s had to be). Born below the breadline, she’s desperate to see beyond the neighbourhood and find hope in hopelessness.

This monologue follows the story of a teenage girl growing up on a rural Wiltshire council estate. After a big night out takes a turn for the worst, Destiny’s life spirals out of control as she desperately tries to learn how to love and be loved.

 

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Witch Hunt


Theatre by the Lake
01 November 2022

Witch Hunt asks who really holds the power in a world where the witches have become the hunters and the predators are now the prey?

Witch Hunt weaves a cautionary fairy tale for our time. It celebrates the wisdom of the witch, unpacks the notion of predator and conjures a world of coven-ready weird sisters.

A ritualistic voodoo brouhaha designed to enchant and hex the pricks and predators; imagine Vic and Bob doing The Crucible.

Using buffoon, puppetry and magic and armed with a ‘wiccan’ sense of humour, A&E Comedy ask “Can we use witchcraft to take down the Patriarchy?” Yes we can!

Following their sell-out, award-winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy (Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards, “a brilliant comedy coupling” Total Theatre) return with a spell-binding, surreal and darkly hilarious tale, directed by Cal McCrystal.

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BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Theatre by the Lake
12 November 2022

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe.

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!
See www.banff-uk.com for more details.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
29 November 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
03 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
09 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Ballad of Rudy


Theatre by the Lake
09 - 28 December 2022

Sing the blues with a Polar Bear, jam with the Puffins and beat-box with an Arctic Fox. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge. It’s gonna be cooool.

Forget the red nose! In this story it’s Rudy’s talent for music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer. Meeting new friends including a magical Jazz Penguin, Rudy goes on an adventure that teaches him that life isn’t about following the herd. Featuring jazzy original songs played live.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
10 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
17 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
17 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
20 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
21 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
22 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
23 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
26 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

Full Details »

The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
27 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

Full Details »

The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
28 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

Full Details »

The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
29 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

Full Details »

The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
30 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

Full Details »

The Borrowers


Theatre by the Lake
31 December 2022

Theatre by the Lake presents The Borrowers

by Mary Norton, adapted for the stage by Theresa Heskins, presented with the permission of the deFaria Company

There’s nothing small about the spirit of these borrowing folk.

Below the floorboards of a large old house, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers.
Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to postage stamps, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

But Arrietty refuses to be boxed in by her family’s caution about the big world beyond the floorboards. When she decides to go exploring, she comes across the dreaded Human Beans and nothing will ever be the same again.

Fizzing with acrobatic feats, magical storytelling and original music, follow us into the Borrowers’ hidden world as the Main House at TBTL gets turned into a giant adventure playground for these small yet indomitable folk.

A glorious re-telling of a much-loved childhood favourite which will set imaginations alight at Christmas.

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