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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.

Dean Taylor Productions puts 18th Century actor Frederick Cooke in Heron Theatre spotlight

2:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

NEXT on stage at Beetham’s Heron Theatre is Dean Taylor Productions’ The Actor’s Apology by John Cargill Thompson.

Othello is this year's major Demi-paradise production

11:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Lancaster Castle takes centre stage for one of the world’s most famous plays.

Next Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society performance features top horn player David Pyatt

10:20am Saturday 1st March 2014

HORN player David Pyatt performs with the Philip Ellis-conducted Lakeland Sinfonia on Saturday (March 8, 7.30pm).

Staveley Roundhouse stages gritty American drama

8:30am Saturday 1st March 2014

CONSIDERED to be David Mamet’s most controversial play, Oleanna has shocked and enraged audiences since its first performance in 1992.

Keswick's Words by the Water festival is ten-day literary cracker

The Westmorland Gazette: Author Joanna Trollope, one of the many top names at Words by the Water

8:10am Saturday 1st March 2014

Once again the stars come out in Keswick for one of the nation’s top literary gatherings.

Staveley Roundhouse and Spellbound Theatre have a date with Calendar Girls

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the cast of Calendar Girls

10:40am Saturday 8th February 2014

Staveley Roundhouse celebrates its silver anniversary year with one of the most popular stage plays of all-time.

Lucy Porter and Sean Hughes are on the laughter trail to Keswick

2:40pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

Two top class comedians are bound for Theatre by the Lake.

Cumbria Young Writers Award opens new chapter at Words by the Water festival

9:25am Friday 28th February 2014

NEWSNIGHT presenter Kirsty Wark gets this year’s Words by the Water Festival off to a flying start.

Panto fever grips Crosthwaite - oh yes it does!

The Westmorland Gazette: Panto fever grips Crosthwaite - oh yes it does!

6:30pm Monday 27th January 2014

The legendary tales of Dick Whittington and Puss in Boots combine for a laughter-laden, side-splitting show staged by Crosthwaite Panto Group.

Kendal Community Theatre 'needs you' for its Oh What a Lovely War production

11:10am Sunday 26th January 2014

Kendal Community Theatre is back in the spotlight and looking for actors for its next major project.

Dickens meets Dahl at Brewery in Grisly Tales From Tumblewater

8:20am Sunday 26th January 2014

Teasel Theatre Company’s hit family show is back on the road after delighting audiences at the Edinburgh Festival and theatres throughout the UK.

Ticket offers and entry to exclusive events for Brewery friends

1:00pm Sunday 19th January 2014

The Brewery Arts Centre officially launches its new Brewery Friends scheme at an event on Sunday, January 26 (4pm).

Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a gi-gantic success for Lakes Players

The Westmorland Gazette: Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a gi-gantic success for Lakes Players

9:50am Saturday 18th January 2014

The Lakes Players are gearing up for another rip-roaring, laugh-a-minute pantomime with a giant-size cast and umpteen dazzling effects.

The Only Way is Downton puts clever parody of period piece centre stage

8:10am Saturday 18th January 2014

Seabright Productions bring a pitch perfect parody of modern culture to the Brewery next week.

Kendal actor Elliot Baxter in hit TV show

The Westmorland Gazette: Rising star Elliot Baxter makes his television debut on BBC's Silent Witness

8:10am Thursday 16th January 2014

Local acting talent Elliot Baxter gets a big career break.

Kendal arts centre sees encouraging increase in theatre audiences

9:10am Saturday 11th January 2014

The Brewery aims to capitalise on the resurgence in theatre audiences.

Comedian Mark Thomas show has humanity and heart behind the liberal polemic

9:50am Sunday 5th January 2014

Mark Thomas’s latest stand-up show at the Brewery was a work-in-progress.

Storth Entertainers go Jack and the Beanstalk

The Westmorland Gazette: Storth Entertainers go Jack and the Beanstalk

8:40am Saturday 4th January 2014

Storth Village Hall comes alive next week.

BATS push the pantomime boat out once again giving classic Cinderella a Burneside spin

The Westmorland Gazette: BATS push the pantomime boat out once again giving classic Cinderella a Burneside spin

1:10pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

Side-splitting, knockout about comedy is a Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society speciality.

Queen Elizabeth School stage ground breaking Alice Through The Looking Glass

The Westmorland Gazette: Queen Elizabeth School stage ground breaking Alice Through The Looking Glass

10:10am Tuesday 31st December 2013

THE only state school in the country thought to have tackled a full-length ballet makes its professional debut at The Dukes.

Plenty of catchy tunes for The Dukes Christmas show

2:00pm Sunday 29th December 2013

THE Dukes has its very own ‘Christmas Carol’ who has penned the music for the Lancaster theatre’s new adaptation of the Dickens classic.

Make time for pantomime at Storth

8:10am Saturday 28th December 2013

Storth Entertainers will be hurling comic one-liners and climbing the walls of the village hall.

Mince pies and feelgood film on cinemas Christmas Eve bill

8:10am Saturday 21st December 2013

ON CHRISTMAS Eve both the Roxy Ulverston and the Royalty Bowness will screen It's a Wonderful Life.

Brewery Arts Centre celebrates ten years of its successful Youth Arts programme

9:10am Sunday 15th December 2013

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy of love and lovers, sprites and fairies.

Versatile cast fills the stage with infectious enthusiasm in highly imaginative production

11:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

An adventure from an idyllic childhood has sailed into its native Lake District this Christmas as Theatre by the Lake launch Swallows and Amazons.

Kirkbie Kendal School puts on great night for theatregoers

The Westmorland Gazette: Kirkbie Kendal School puts on great night for theatregoers

9:10am Saturday 7th December 2013

Kirkbie Kendal School presents a new adaptation of Anne Fine’s classic children’s book Bill’s New Frock.

Coronation Street scriptwriter pens The Dukes' Christmas cracker

The Westmorland Gazette: Gareth Cassidy as Scrooge in The Dukes new adaptation of A Christmas Carol

4:10pm Sunday 1st December 2013

A new adaptation of A Christmas Carol packed with songs, humour and plenty of ‘bah humbug’ is running at Lancaster’s The Dukes.

Top singers ready to raise roof with a championship performance at Kendal Parish Church festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Current British Champions for a record fifth consecutive time Cottontown Chorus.

8:20am Sunday 1st December 2013

AS FAR as barbershop singing is concerned they don’t come much bigger and better than Cottontown Chorus.

Silverdale switches to panto mode

The Westmorland Gazette: Jenny Tobin plays Marian and Katie Bradfield is Robin in Silverdale Players Adventures of Robin Hood

9:10am Saturday 30th November 2013

Silverdale Village Players hit overdrive next week for a fast-paced and fun version of the Adventures of Robin Hood

Manchester Camerata trio join musical ranks of Westmorland Youth Orchestra

8:50am Sunday 24th November 2013

Talented players of the Westmorland Youth Orchestra take to the Coronation Hall stage at Ulverston on Saturday, November 30 (6.30pm) alongside a top notch trio from the Manchester Camerata.

Exciting new chapter opens for young writers award

8:20am Sunday 24th November 2013

THE Anne Pierson Award for Cumbria Young Writers has landed a top slot at Words by the Water.

New Kendal actors studio puts focus on high quality training and performance

8:20am Sunday 24th November 2013

Acting coach Hilary Pezet has launched an exciting new initiative for budding young performers.

Exciting shows from Ensemble 360 and Mugenkyo next on Old Laundry Theatre bill

1:10pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

The Old Laundry Season is still going strong with more big hitters still to come.

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