Play reading evening – Feb 7th

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertold Brecht

A more serious topic this month, Brecht’s wonderful satirical allegory of the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis. Ui is a small time Chicago gangster in the 30’s, who together with his henchmen provides “protection” for businesses and people in the grocer trade – […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Terrible People

Terrible People is being performed by an external group on Feb 23rd & 24th, 7:30 at Penrith Players

The play follows four students as they attempt to reconcile after their mutual friend Max is found dead. It is a new writing by two local students.

Tickets are £4, £3 for concessions, and available on the door or […]

By |January 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Casting for The Graduate

In April we are presenting the stage adaptation of the classic 1960’s film which makes a fascinating piece of theatre, a bittersweet comedy with a bit of steaminess. Essentially a coming-of-age tale as the academically brilliant Ben is seduced by family friend Mrs Robinson and then complicates things further by falling for her daughter […]

By |January 28th, 2017|Castings, News|0 Comments

Penrith Players Open Evening

For people who want to know what Penrith Players is about, who might want to get involved or to just see what is coming up this season, there is a open evening on Friday 27 January for people to drop in any time from 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm. at the Playhouse Theatre. There will […]

By |January 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Come and join us for a social evening of wonder and wizardry as we explore on Jan 10th Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth story in the series, that premiered on the stage last summer.  “Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places”…. Harry is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Casting for February’s play “One Man Two Guvnors” – Nov 22nd

“YOU got to concentrate ain’t ya with two jobs,” says the hilarious Francis Henshall in Richard Bean’s One Man Two Guvnors — which is to be Penrith Player’s first show of 2017 next February, performed from 15th to 18th

An English take on the Italian classic The Servant of Two Masters, Richard Bean’s version is set […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Castings|0 Comments

December 6th – Play reading evening

Our next play reading and social evening is planned for Tuesday 6 December at 7.30 in the Playhouse Bar.  There will be a reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, a nostalgic recreation of a New England town in the first part of the 20th century.  It has some beautiful moments with wonderful characters. The author said of […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Next play reading evening – Oct 25th

Further to our new play reading social evenings this months will run on Oct 25th.  Everyone is welcome including non-members, and it will take place in the theatre bar, starting at 7.30pm.  Come along at any time during the evening and join in reading, just listen or maybe just chat about the play.

To continue the […]

By |October 12th, 2016|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Butler, anyone?

“Arcadia”, running 19th-22nd Oct, still has one part unfilled – that of the implacable Jellaby, the butler of the house. He appears a few times throughout the play, never with too many lines.  Rehearsals not too onerous!  If you are interested then do get in touch with us via our Contact Page.

By |September 4th, 2016|Castings|0 Comments

Arcadia needs “propping” up!

Rehearsals are under way for our next production in October, Tom Stoppard’s excellent play Arcadia which is about, among other things, romantic gardens, forgotten duels, lost poets, dwarf dahlias and the effect of sex on mathematically predictable events!   It’s considered to be his “masterpiece”, and is not to be missed.

Half of the play is set in a country mansion in 1809 and involves old books […]

By |September 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments