Casting Evening – Quartet

January 15th, 7.30

‘QUARTET’ by Ronald Harwood, is a comedy about four opera singers who end up in a retirement home for musicians in leafy Kent. It succeeds in being witty, scabrous, and poignant all at the same time. It is a great opportunity for older actors as the characters are all over 70.

There are two […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Casting Evening – Tiny Beautiful Things

December 10th, 7.30

Tiny Beautiful Things is a relatively short (60 page) ensemble piece for four players, with all actors on stage all the time. Sugar is a writer and mother in her 40’s, a woman who’s had a hard, messy life, but whose suffering has given her a fierce honesty and compassion. She is joined […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Sound and Lighting Workshop – Tues Oct 2nd 7pm

Ever wondered how all those effects come together during a play? Sometimes fancy being in that little “magic” box at the back of the auditorium making it all happen? Would you like to join a growing team that contributes hugely to our plays?

All members and non-members are welcome to come along and […]

By |September 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Casting Evening, Sep 8th – Blackadder Goes Forth

Following on from the informal read through in August there will now be an official casting evening on Saturday 8th September, 7pm in the bar!

All are welcome, whether you’re wanting to perform in the play or just to unleash your inner Rowan Atkinson! We’ll be aiming to read through the three episodes we’ll be staging […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Social Play Reading Evening – Tues Sep 11th

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm onwards on September Tuesday 11th for a play reading and social evening based round a reading of “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin.
 
Thrills and laughs abound in this ingeniously constructed play.  An unknown dramatist has sent a script to an award-winning playwright, but when he goes to […]

By |August 16th, 2018|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Casting Evening – The Importance of being Earnest

This classic play runs 17th-29th October and the casting evening is Wednesday 25th July, 7.30 at the Playhouse. If you want a part please come along, all welcome. Here are the notes from our Director John Davies:

This marvellous play needs no introduction. It is one of the purest gems in the crown of British theatre. […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

History comes to life at the launch of the Eden Heritage Trails at Brougham Castle

A brand new set of heritage trails are now available to both visitors and locals. These new trails covering most of Eden highlight the rich and diverse heritage of our area in an easy to use, colourful style. The free leaflets are accompanied by a heritage trail app and display boards at Alston, Appleby, Kirkby […]

By |June 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Acts needed for summer show!

Calling all performers! An exciting part of our 2018 programme is Penrith Variety Performance, in which we want to showcase the full range of talent we have in Penrith Players.

We are looking for all kinds of acts, so whether you’re a magician waiting to be un-masked, a circus performer in need of a big top, […]

By |February 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

February play reading – Tuesday 13th at 7:30pm.

As love will be in the air around Valentine’s Day, February’s social play reading evening will be Derek Benfield’s seductive comedy, “A Toe in the Water”.

Mr Potter’s health farm is the absolute picture of morality and high behavioural standards. Much to Mr Potter’s horror, it becomes the perfect setting for a riotous time with middle-class […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Play reading and social evening – January 23rd

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm onwards on January Tuesday 23rd for a play reading and social evening based round a reading of “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller. It’s a tight set drama of a family at a critical turning point and there are great characters to read. We’ll read […]

By |January 15th, 2018|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments