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The Humanist Kitchen – Cookery and Dining in Renaissance Italy – Saturday 28 March at 7.30

Food historian Ivan Day will guide us through the curiosities of Italian gastronomy a couple of centuries before the arrival of the tomato. In 14th century Padua the revival of Classical mechanics not only resulted in the earliest European clocks, but also the world’s first mechanical spit, the must-have gizmo of any up-to-date Renaissance kitchen. […]

By |January 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Feb 24th – Casting evening for our June production of Peepolykus’ Hound of the Baskervilles.

This is a fast-paced, high-energy, farcical comedy in which 14 characters from Conan Doyle’s Hound are tackled by just three actors. No pressure!

Lots of fun to be had with slapstick, multi-roling and fourth wall breaks. To get a taste and (completely informally) audition, come along to the casting evening on Monday 24th February at 7.30pm. […]

By |January 26th, 2020|Castings, News|0 Comments

Mandrake casting evening and workshop

BUCKLE up for an evening of laughter and intrigue with a first full read through of The Mandrake — which is due to be premiered at Penrith Playhouse next year.

Set to take place on Wednesday, 20th November, from 7pm, the read through evening will provide an opportunity for anybody interested in being part of the […]

By |November 16th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Abandonment read through and casting

Our first production of 2020 is Abandonment by Kate Atkinson and the read through is Thurs 7th Nov at 7pm in the upstairs rehearsal room; casting evening is Tue 19th Nov (originally Tues 12th), 7.30.

There are 12 characters in the play, played by 7 actors. 5 of the actors play both a modern day and […]

By |October 27th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

2020 Season

19 22 February Abandonment by Kate Atkinson directed by Viv Moules

Elizabeth, forty-something, childless, recently separated, just wants to be alone. She’s moved into a converted Victorian mansion, alive with history, character, woodworm and dry rot. But her best friend, her mother, her sister, the builder, a photographer, and a former resident, disturbed from her resting […]

By |October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Comfort and Joy Casting Evening

How to enjoy those darkening pre-Christmas evenings!

Actors with a sense of humour and fun needed for the Players’ December production Comfort and Joy, Mike Harding’s joyous celebration of all those little things that can go awry with a family Christmas.

Its an adaptable play, plenty of scope for ideas and collaboration. Co-Directors Ian and […]

By |September 15th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Young Players bring ambitious show to life

DAYDREAMING about being a princess might be a common pastime for a teenage girl, but what is not so common is for those dreams to actually start coming true. However, for 15-year-old Olivia Fraser that’s exactly what happened in A Dream Come True.

Evie Radcliffe was outstanding as Olivia, who seemed to only have to wish […]

By |August 18th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

Play Reading Social Evening

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm this coming Wednesday July 17th for a play reading and social evening, based round a reading of ‘Abandonment’ by Kate Atkinson.

‘Abandonment’ is a first play by Kate Atkinson (Behind the Scenes at the Museum):  social comedy/family drama/ghost story?  It is all three.  Please come along on 17th […]

By |July 2nd, 2019|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Ladies Down Under Read Through

“Ladies Down Under “by Amanda Whittington
An hilarious follow up to “Ladies Day” which Players audiences enjoyed so much when it was done before.
Read Through: Tuesday 25th June at 7pm.
Cast: 4 women, aged between 25 and 55.
2 men, each doing 4/5 small characters parts.
Auditions: Tuesday 2nd July, 7pm.
Rehearsals will start on 2nd September.
Performances: 16th – 19th October
Scripts available from Lizzie […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Open Evening – April 6th

An open evening with cheese and wine is to be held at Penrith Playhouse on Saturday, 6th April, from 7pm.

As part of an on-going drive to increase awareness of the fantastic community theatre facility in the town’s Auction Mart Lane, behind Morrisons, the open evening will provide an opportunity to “take a peek behind the […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments