What's on this week...

INDULGE in a delicious afternoon tea at Inn on the Lake, Glenridding and board the Ullswater Steamer at a time to suit for a picturesque cruise on Ullswater (weather permitting). 
Yuletide Afternoon Tea - a selection of finger sandwiches, savoury treat, two delicious cakes, homemade cherry scone with preserves, delectable biscuits, winter lemon posset and Christmas cake all served with tea of your choice or filter coffee. This sedate, festive winter event continues until December 21.

Booking required – Ullswater-steamers.co.uk or the hotel direct: 017684-82444.      

Tickets £27.25 per person

A CHRISTMAS Carol, performed by multi-talented Pantaloons Theatre Company, sees tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge meaner than ever. He is shunning his only living relative, underpaying his clerk, and refusing to acknowledge the plight of the poor. However, will timely visits on Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his miserly ways before it’s too late? On stage at The Brewery, Kendal on Saturday (December 8, 8pm).

Box office 01539-725133.

Tickets £14.50.

BUDDY Holly & The Cricketers – 26 Years of Rock ‘n’ Rolling The World! Holly At Christmas 2018 – this breath-taking show has wowed audiences across the globe and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles.

It stars some of the finest actor-musicians in the UK whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon and many more.

Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment, and includes: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! and many more.

You can see this fantastic tribute to the legend that is Buddy Holly tomorrow (Friday, 7.30pm), at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

Box office 01229-587140.

Tickets £18.

EUROPEAN Arts Theatre celebrate the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and return with their authentic adaptation of the play. The set is based on Dicken’s own London rooms and was the first public reading he gave of his own work. This exciting production, adapted from Dicken’s own public reading scripts and eyewitness accounts of him on stage (not many knew he wanted to be an actor), features John O’Connor who faithfully recreates the spirit of his original performances. Playing on Thursday (December 13) at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven.

Box office 01946-692422.

Tickets: Adults £15; (U26) £7.50.

RICH Hall’s critically acclaimed new show Hoedown begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI have built him a new legion of followers. You can see him tonight (Thursday, 8pm) at The Grand, Lancaster.

Box office 01524-64695.

Tickets £17.

CAROLS & Capers, Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band perform at The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, on Saturday (December 8, 7.30pm). Queen of folk, singer Maddy, joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the festive season for their unique celebratory show. Together, they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour.

Box office 01228-820000.

Tickets £22.50.