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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.

Top Grasmere literary series celebrates the great range and diversity of contemporary poetry

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Armitage, whose annual Grasmere reading at St Oswald’s Church (July 1, 7.30pm) is one of the highlights of the Wordsworth Trust calendar

9:20am Saturday 26th April 2014

THE Wordsworth Trust season of poetry readings is regarded as one of the best around.

Ambleside Choral's Mozart concert features sought after local soprano

The Westmorland Gazette: Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society stage the tuneful tale of Princess Ida

6:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Emily Robinson is back in the soprano spotlight.

Life And Times Of Mitchell and Kenyon is next Dukes production

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Lancashire film-making pioneers, Mitchell and Kenyon, are the focus of a new play which premieres at The Dukes.

Mystery, intrigue and comedy galore in Ambleside Players production

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Ambleside Players stage a three-night run of Bettine Manktelow’s comedy thriller The Murder Weekend over Easter.

Storyteller Fred Versonnen waxes lyrical in Lakeland

5:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

Dreamfired Storynights brings Belgium's most popular storyteller to Helsington and Brigsteer Village Hall tomorrow night (Friday, April 11, 7.30pm).

Grasmere literary gathering puts acclaimed women poets centre stage

The Westmorland Gazette: Highly acclaimed poet-performer Patience Agbabi

12:20pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Popular poet-performer Patience Agbabi reads from her modern reworking of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales during next weekend’s much awaited Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women’s Poetry at Grasmere.

Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society stage the tuneful tale of Princess Ida

The Westmorland Gazette: Emily Robinson takes centre stage as Princess Ida in the Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society show

8:20am Saturday 5th April 2014

Another topsy turvy, tuneful treasure from the rousing repertoire of Gilbert and Sullivan Society is bound for Kendal Town Hall.

Ulverston Outsiders go for something satirical

10:10am Sunday 30th March 2014

There are bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes galore in Nikolai Gogol’s farcical comedy The Government Inspector.

Famous fable given Northern Ballet makeover

12:40pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Northern Ballet returns to the region with its new ballet for children.

Staveley performance of Messiah promises to bring the drama of Handel's music to life

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the cast in the theatrical performance of The Messiah

5:20pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

George Handel's Messiah is arguably the nation’s most cherished choral work.

Brewery Arts Centre play reveals Marilyn Monroe behind the glamour

3:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Theatregoers can experience an evening with the ultimate Hollywood icon.

Cameraman Doug Allan puts marine life in the frame at Grange-over-Sands event

1:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Multi-award winning cameraman Doug Allan is one of the speakers at the North West Wildlife Trusts Irish Sea Marine Conference at The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands.

Carol Ann Duffy leads the way in Grasmere poetry festival

10:10am Sunday 23rd March 2014

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women’s Poetry sees some of the leading poetic voices around descend on Grasmere.

Theatre by the Lake stages award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa

1:10pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa has been hailed as a masterpiece.

Reduced Shakespeare Company blaze an uproarious and irreverent trail to Kendal's Brewery

6:30pm Sunday 16th March 2014

THE popular Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sites on the good book.

Brewery hosts another uproarious roller coaster ride courtesy of Reduced Shakespeare Company

5:20pm Saturday 15th March 2014

The popular Reduced Shakespeare Company sets its reductive sites on the good book with The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged),

In My Shoes dances all the way to The Dukes

9:10am Sunday 9th March 2014

GRAVITY defying breakdance combines with slick popping and streetdance moves in a new hip hop dance theatre show hotfooting it to Lancaster’s The Dukes on March 29 (7.30pm).

First World War is focus of Kendal students' production

The Westmorland Gazette: First World War is focus of Kendal students' production

9:40am Saturday 8th March 2014

Kendal College Performing Arts stage The Accrington Pals at The Box Theatre, Kendal, from next Tuesday.



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