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HUMAN RIGHTS: Krissi Bohn in The Bogus Woman

Challenging drama opens new theatre season

MAGICAL: the Fisherman Group from Upfront Puppet Theatre's summer production The Emperor and the Nightingale.

Puppet performance is total joy

HIGHLAND FLING: Scottish 'Bagrock' band Red Hot Chilli Pipers play Kendal's Brewery Art Centre on September 24.

Brewery brings out the best

Panto group needs wardrobe winner

CHEERS: some of the Showstopping talent of Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society who perform Around the World in 80 Minutes, at the Bryce, from August 25-28.

BATS stages global feast

SUPER SLEUTH: Julian Forsyth who plays the world's most famous detective in Sherlock's Last Case, which opens this year's Bowness Theatre Festival at the Old Laundry on Thursday, August 20.

Super sleuth's last case

LAUGHTERMAKERS: Polly Lister and Frances Marshall star in Noel Coward's Fallen Angels

REVIEW: Fallen Angels is beautifully entertaining and as relevant as ever

ACTING STRENGTH: Ben Ingles plays Owain in The Lady of the Lake running at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake.

REVIEW: Lady of the Lake is pure magic

Photo by Alessandro Pinna

Review: Cats at Blackpool Opera House

Illyria's open air magic

Illyria's open air magic

FIVE STAR: clarinettist Emma Johnson and pianist John Lenehan grace the Bowness festival on Saturday, November 21 (7.30pm)

Super sleuth Sherlock opens much awaited theatre festival

STAR-CROSS'D LOVERS: Romeo and Juliet's tragic story will be acted out at Blackwell

A summertime feast of Shakespeare in the Lakes

TOP ENTERTAINMENT: some of the cast of Abigail's Party, left to right, Cate Hamer (Susan), Johnny McPherson (Tony), Polly Lister (Beverly). Pic by Keith Pattison.

REVIEW: Abigail's a play not to miss

Frances Marshall in The 39 STEPS, which is also running at Theatre by the Lake

Theatre is Frances' second home

TOP DRAWER PERFORMERS: popular purveyors of Shakespearian works, GB Theatre Company stage Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing, at Appleby Castle from Thursday, July 2, until Monday, July 6. From left, Joseph Black as Duke Orsino and Jennifer Higham i

Castle plays host to Bard’s best-loved comedies

Dickens' classic gets new twist

Dickens' classic gets new twist

Choral society performs showstopping tunes

CHILD STAR: Sophie Neville, who played Titty Walker in the 1974 movie of Swallows and Amazons

Timeless tale still riding on wave of success.

STAR TURNS: some of the Kendal College cast who took centre stage in The Addams Family.

REVIEW: Students give command performance

MORE PLEASE: Jerome Thompson rehearsing for his role as Oliver in The Dukes much-awaited outdoor walkabout production running at Lancaster’s Williamson Park from Friday, July 3.

Dukes show gives classic story a new twist

DAZZLING: Kirkbie Kendal School stage The Wiz at the Brewery Arts Centre next week. From left, Lydia Davies who plays Dorothy, James Siodlak is the Lion, Matthew Hayton, Scarecrow and Perry Stretton-Platt is the Tin Man

Students off to see the wizard

Queen Katherine School 's summer production of Bugsy Malone. Pictured is Sophie Simpson (Tallulah), Dan Jones (Bugsy Malone), Ruth Brown (Blousey Brown). Thomas Johnson (Fat Sam) and Joe Hurn (Ritzy). (28589520)

Bugsy has that feelgood factor

STAR POTENTIAL: acclaimed young cellist from Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music, Megan Rolf, performs Elgar's Cello concerto with the Haffner Orchestra on Saturday (June 20, 7.30pm) at Ashton Hall (Town Hall), Lancaster.

Rising star of cello goes solo with Haffner

ILLICIT LOVERS: Winston and Julia played by BATS' Adam Carruthers and Louise Bell

REVIEW: Big Brother BATS style

GRASMERE Players stage Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at Grasmere Hall. From left Hugh Wright (Ronald), Sarah Waterhouse (Jane), Hilary Stephenson, (Eva) and Christine Wright (Marion).

REVIEW: Players pull it off with panache and laughter.

ILLICIT LOVERS: Winston and Julia played by BATS' Adam Carruthers and Louise Bell

Big Brother BATS style

GRASMERE Players stage Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at Grasmere Hall. From left Hugh Wright (Ronald), Sarah Waterhouse (Jane), Hilary Stephenson, (Eva) and Christine Wright (Marion).

Players pull it off with panache and laughter.

SHOWSTOPPER: a scene from the exciting new Stop The Train musical

Local talents on musical journey to West End

WORLD PREMIÈRE: actor and playwright Benjamin Askew whose The Lady of the Lake play opens at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake on Saturday, June 13.© www.stevenbarber.com

New play puts legendary king centre stage

LARGER THAN LIFE: Falstaff and friends head for Leighton Hall in The Festival Players double bill of Shakespeare

Historic house hosts double bill of theatre

A scene from Henry IV Part 1

Leighton Hall to stage two Shakespeare plays

HUGE HIT: Polly Lister plays Beverley in Abigail’s Party opening on Saturday, June 6 (8pm) at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake until November 6.

Polly loves to be on the move

Film footage captures a century of the Lakes

Photo by Keith Pattison

REVIEW: The 39 Steps at Theatre by the Lake

MAGNIFICENTLY MACABRE: Kendal College's The Addams Family, which runs at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre from Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13.

New musical put famous family centre stage

TOUCHING TALE: highly regarded Puppet State Theatre perform The Man Who Planted Trees at Upfront

Inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest and transforms a wasteland.

BATS 1984.
Director Gordon Lawson. (26592564)

BATS promise best yet

HE'S A NATURAL: compere for the Old Laundry Theatre Comedy Night at the new Laundrama space on Rayrigg Road will be energetic and quirky John Lebbon.

It'll be alright on comedy night

Players’ choice is Ayckbourn comedy

CLASSIC: Erica Matthews and Marilyn Kenyon in The Company's version of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot at the Heron Theatre

Classic play for Heron

CHILLING REALITY: Adam Carruthers as Winston with Storm Troopers

BATS portrays Orwell's dystopian vision

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Staveley actor Patrick Bridgman takes centre stage in The 39 Steps which opens at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake on May 23.

Patrick's a man of many parts

CULINARY PLAYERS: Heron Corn Mill goes On The Road with Tramping

Heron hits the road

Players 'safari' makes for an enjoyable night

ENTERTAINING ANGELS: (left) Judith Notley and Liz Breaks.

Secrets and laughter abound

DRAMA: Idle Motion presents Shooting With Light at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on Saturday, April 25 (8pm)

Drama tells story of woman war photographer

Tunes to get you into the swing

Tunes to get you into the swing

For the love of Odysseus

For the love of Odysseus

SPARKLING COMEDY: Noel Coward's Fallen Angels runs at Theatre by the Lake from July 25.

Five star Keswick season ranges from crowd-pleasing comedy to gripping thriller.

TASTY: Ambleside Players' spring production is Tim Firth's comedy The Safari Party, playing the Kelsick Centre from next Wednesday-Saturday, April 8-11 (7.30pm)

Players' serve comedy on a plate

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