Penrith Players Presents – Institute Destitute Substitute

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and here’s the last play in the series, Institute Destitute Substitute by Brampton writer, Nigel Banks.

The play, originally written for the stage and now adapted for radio, is set in […]

By |September 6th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Penrith Players Presents – The Village Weirdo

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and here’s the fourth of our recordings, written by Hannah Sowerby, who was a Players’ junior and has acted with us.  She was also part of the group which has […]

By |September 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Penrith Players Presents – The Drop

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and here’s the third of our recordings, written by Radio Cumbria producer, Tara Vallente.  The Playhouse may be shut but we are still here.

The play deals with a food bank […]

By |August 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Penrith Players Presents – Strangers in Paradise

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and here’s the second of our recordings, written by an old friend of Penrith Players, Kevan France. He has written a couple of plays the Players have performed. It is […]

By |August 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Penrith Players Presents – Number 47 Bus

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and this is the first of the results. They were recorded by Jordan Summers of i5 Events and were supported by Create to Connect. One a week will be released […]

By |August 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Covid-19 update

Following a meeting of the Penrith Players’ theatre committee it has
been agreed to cancel the rest of the season and we hope to open again to
the public in 2021.

Mike Head, chair of Theatre Committee said: “It has been a tough decision
but given the need for planning rehearsals and auditions, it seemed the
sensible one. It […]

By |August 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

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