LOCKDOWN restrictions have not stopped Kendal Community Theatre from preparing for their next big performance.

The cast of The Threepenny Opera have been rehearsing using the popular video conferencing platform Zoom.

They hope to perform this, their latest show near the end of October.

The Kendal Community Theatre initially put on several socially distanced workshops where they developed their latest work.

However, they were forced to end after the country went into lockdown measures in March.

But director Chris Taylor and his actors have continued their rehearsals virtually, from home.

“People are working hard," said Chris.

"Despite the dark undercurrents, The Threepenny Opera sessions are fun, and funny.

"If you don’t want to perform, join us later in the year to do costumes and props."

The venue for the performance is yet to be confirmed.

The Threepenny Opera is a play with music by the acclaimed German playwright and poet Bertholt Brecht, first performed in 1928.

It offers a socialist critique of the capitalist world and Chris says: "Brecht’s concern for social justice makes him the ideal playwright to be producing now."