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Stripped-back Shakespeare goes 'intercultural' in Appleby

The Westmorland Gazette: TAMED: The two main characters

2:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A 'STRIPPED back, intercultural' approach to Shakespeare will come to Appleby this weekend.

The Mousetrap goes on tour for first time

The Westmorland Gazette: Helen Clapp who plays Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap

11:02am Sunday 12th October 2014

THE longest running show in the history of British theatre is celebrating its 62th birthday and heading out on a special UK tour.

Lippy Logic Rides Again features new, original comedy and drama

The Westmorland Gazette: ZUT ALORS: Christine Hooley, left, and Veronica Caperon in Lippy Logic Rides Again

10:16am Sunday 5th October 2014

TWO talented ladies from the Settle area took on the might of the Tour de France when it cycled through Hawes for dramatic purposes - and will present the hilarious results in aid of the Hawes Church Restoration Fund on Wednesday, October 8 (7.30pm) at The Dales Countryside Museum.

Satire and songs courtesy of The Flying Pickets founder Mervyn Stutter

The Westmorland Gazette: Actor and satirical songwriter Mervyn Stutter

10:58am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE first event of the season at Shap Memorial Hall is An Evening with Mervyn Stutter on Saturday (October 11, 8pm).

REVIEW: Andrew Lawrence at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Lawrence: Reasons To Kill Yourself

8:42am Thursday 25th September 2014

Life might be hard but there was plenty of laughter at Kendal show

Innovative sequel to Shakespeare's The Tempest set to rock Brewery stage

8:10am Sunday 21st September 2014

This Last Tempest is a sequel to The Tempest and begins where Shakespeare left off.

Highly regarded Lakeland theatre aims to widen its appeal

10:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

Beetham's Heron Theatre has announced an autumn programme with more music events alongside a wide range of professional theatre and film.

Staveley Amateur Operatic Society celebrates its 60th year

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

Next week the curtain rises on Staveley Amateur Operatic Society’s annual show.

Brewery stages four-day Right to Roam series of cutting edge and contemporary productions

9:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

A bold and adventurous new series of intimate productions which challenge people’s traditional views of theatre runs next week at the Brewery.

Harold Pinter's Old Times captures the imagination with its multiple interpretations

3:10pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The cigarette smoke filled stage is obscured by a fog of words that lead you into a cryptic maze of intrigue.

MINTFEST REVIEW: Dance and mime capture a journey

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:28am Monday 1st September 2014

A standout performance from this year’s MintFest came from The Knotted Project, who performed their piece ‘Footsteps’ on seven occasions over the weekend.

Burneside players return to First World War drama

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Following a sell-out run in May, Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society is putting on more performances of The Accrington Pals.

Kendal’s parks and public spaces come alive with Mintfest

8:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Mintfest 2014 is ready to swing into action with a towering programme of outdoor theatre and entertainment.

Brendan Murray’s Seeing the Lights is brilliant production

8:10am Sunday 17th August 2014

The world premiere of Brendan Murray’s Seeing the Lights captures working class northern life in the 21st Century.

Storyteller Taffy Thomas in demand across the nation

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Tall tales and legends come naturally to Taffy Thomas.

Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories and Alan Ayckbourn’s Roundelay top the Old Laundry's autumn season bill

8:40am Saturday 9th August 2014

Drama, music, spoken word, comedy and film all play a major part of the Old Laundry Theatre’s autumn season.

Sexual, raunchy, and at times light, this Theatre by the Lake production is very entertaining

1:10pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

After Twilight and other modern, American teen sagas it’s good to get back to the real, original tale of vampires.

Oh, What a Lovely War is theatrical triumph for Kendal performers

6:30pm Monday 28th July 2014

Kendal Community Theatre took on a mighty challenge with this show.

Theatre by the Lake drama captures audience in a web of intrigue

12:20pm Sunday 20th July 2014

City gangsters dropped into the rural wilds of Dartmoor is the setting for Jez Butterworth’s The Winterling.

Macbeth has all the ingredients for a classic Leighton Hall performance

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE acclaimed Festival Players return to Leighton Hall.

Macbeth goes alfresco at Leighton Hall

9:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

The acclaimed Festival Players return to Leighton Hall tomorrow night (Friday, 7.30pm)

The Dukes stages one of the best outdoor theatre experiences in the land

1:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Written by local writer Zosia Wand, this year’s The Dukes’ Play in the Park, tells the story of the young brother and sister Hansel and Gretel.

Kendal Community Theatre's Oh, What a Lovely War puts the First World War in the spotlight

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

HOURS and hours of hard work has gone into this year’s Kendal Community Theatre production.

Sandow children's show donates profits to cancer charity

11:40am Sunday 13th July 2014

Sandow Clowns Slapstick Theatre stages performance at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall on Monday, July 21 (2pm).

Brewery hosts awards night for movie makers

11:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

Film fans can feast on an evening of short movies by some of the region’s talented filmmakers at a special event at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre.

Tidal sounds transpose into music at Dock Museum

11:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

Floodtide - Music from the Tide brings the sounds of Walney Channel to the masses.

Pro Nobis Singers celebrate anniversary with excellent performance

1:10pm Sunday 29th June 2014

This 45th anniversary concert of sacred music by Monteverdi was an unmissable event for Pro Nobis's many followers.

If you enjoy early 20th Century farce then Rookery Nook is for you

9:30am Sunday 29th June 2014

The new summer season kicks off at Theatre by the Lake with a choice that divides.

Grasmere Players' Twelfth Night is absolute delight

11:40am Saturday 21st June 2014

Few small village dramatic societies would have the resources or courage to stage a Shakespeare play.

School production propels Kendal students into new dimension

10:10am Saturday 21st June 2014

QUEEN Katherine School turns up the volume for this year’s annual show.

Willy Russell's comedy Breezeblock Park is Ulverston Outsiders summer cracker

8:20am Saturday 21st June 2014

Ulverston Outsiders stage Willy Russell's comedy Breezeblock Park.

Kendal College performers send Sunshine of Leith soaring

9:40am Friday 20th June 2014

The whole cast and crew worked their socks off to produce a slick and joyous show.

The Comedy of Errors played out in gardens of historic Carnforth hall

11:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

Leighton Hall welcomes The Festival Players on Tuesday, June 17 (7.30pm).

Brewery Young Actors Company heads for National Theatre

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the talented young actors heading to the National Theatre pictured with Brewery Youth Arts director Tricia Gordon and Brewery chief executive Richard Foster

12:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Talented young Brewery actors have booked a spot at the nation’s leading youth theatre festival.

BATS emboldened players shine brightly

The Westmorland Gazette: Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society stage powerful drama

8:10am Saturday 7th June 2014

Peter Whelan’s play tells how the men of Accrington bravely rallied to Lord Kitchener’s appeal.

Sunshine on Leith fits the bill for Kendal College

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal College students aim to get the Brewery bouncing again with musical Sunshine of Leith

8:40am Sunday 1st June 2014

BACK at the Brewery - and Kendal College students aim to get the Kendal arts centre bouncing once again.

Young dancers hotfoot it to Lancaster festival

11:10am Friday 30th May 2014

HUNDREDS of the region’s talented young dancers have a spring in their step as they look forward to the Lancashire Youth Dance Festival.

Ben Haggarty gives Lancaster chapter and verse on urban legend, fairytale, myth and folklore

1:10pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Internationally respected performance storyteller Ben Haggarty appears at Lancaster’s The Storey, tomorrow (Friday, 8pm) as part of Litfest’s events season.

Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society stage powerful wartime drama

The Westmorland Gazette: Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society stage powerful drama

8:10am Monday 26th May 2014

The Accrington Pals is a poignant drama based on a real-life story.

Brewery show puts mobile phones centre stage

9:40am Sunday 25th May 2014

From poet Hannah Jane Walker and theatre maker Chris Thorpe - the duo behind 2011's award-winning The Oh F*ck Moment - comes I Wish I Was Lonely.

Comedy festival attracts 2,000 fans

The Westmorland Gazette: Lucy Porter, one of the stars of the festival

11:25am Wednesday 21st May 2014

NIGH on 2,000 fans converged on Kendal for Cumbria’s biggest comedy gathering.

Lucy Porter at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Lucy Porter, one of the stars of the festival

11:32am Wednesday 21st May 2014

IT’S impossible to dislike comedienne Lucy Porter, who is nothing less than a ray of hilarious, self-deprecating sunshine.

Great new season beckons at Keswick theatre

8:10am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Theatre by the Lake swings into its summer season this weekend with a five star mix of comedy and drama.

Kendal comedy festival is side splitting success

6:10pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

NIGH on 2,000 fans from across the region converged on Kendal for Cumbria’s biggest comedy gathering.

Theatre group in rehearsal for The Accrington Pals

The Westmorland Gazette: The cast of the Accrington Pals

7:00pm Monday 12th May 2014

A SOUTH Lakeland amateur dramatic group is gearing up to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

BBC Radio Four slot for leading Cumbrian writer

The Westmorland Gazette: Writer Zosia Wand whose The Treehouse serial is being broadcast on BBC Radio Four

8:10am Friday 9th May 2014

Zosia Wand is one of the region’s most successful creative writers.

Storth Entertainers on a Carousel of song

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the cast of Storth Entertainers' production of Carousel

9:30am Sunday 4th May 2014

Storth Village Hall goes Stateside this week as its transformed into the set for one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most famous musicals.

Ladies Down Under surface at Staveley Roundhouse

8:20am Sunday 4th May 2014

A fiesty foursome who hit the jackpot on a race day are back in the spotlight.

Put on your glad rags and jazz it up at Blackwell

11:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014

Decadence returns to Blackwell with a bang on Friday, May 16 (7.30pm).

The Company presents play of mixed emotions at Beetham’s Heron Theatre

10:10am Sunday 27th April 2014

Sue Townsend’s Groping for Words brings the popular writer’s brilliant sense of humour to a serious subject.

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