Penrith Players and Covid 19

The theatre, plays and entertainment may be on lockdown, but Penrith Players are staying active. They have been using technology to keep in touch, using social platforms for play reading evenings and virtual meetings.

Last week they met on the internet to plan the rest of this season and the future. Everything of […]

By |April 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

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

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

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

Our Country’s Good casting evening – Feb 25th

This summer Penrith Players is staging ‘Our Country’s Good’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker, from June 6th-8th, a play considered to be a modern classic and widely taught in A Level theatre studies. The play is based on a true story about a group of British convicts and their Royal Marine guards staging the first ever play […]

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