The Graduate review

The iconic characters from the novel/film /play of  “The Graduate” were brought vividly to life In this hilarious black comedy, chosen by Penrith Players for their production at the Theatre last week. Terry Johnson’s  excellent script gives great scope to the principal characters, chief of whom is of course the Graduate himself, Benjamin. Rob Pottinger […]

By |July 16th, 2017|Reviews|0 Comments

Bombshells review

Bombshells…….A Roaring Success

Packed audiences were treated to a gem of a performance by Penrith Players last week (Nov 10th-12th 2016).  Billed  ‘as observant as anything in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads’  this it had a lot to live up to.

Staged in the intimate setting of the Playhouse Bar area with a minimal set, the production relied […]

By |November 20th, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments

Classic Theatre Cumbria’s remarkable achievement

King Lear, written in 1605 or 1606, shortly after James I ascended the throne and when the question of Elizabeth I¹s succession had been solved, deals not only with the problems arising from division of a kingdom between a king¹s heirs, but also with the subjects of disloyal children; age versus youth; madness, particularly that brought on by grief; […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments

Players’ first-rate show – Cabaret

EMOTIONS run high in Penrith Players’ first-rate production of the darkly-themed musical Cabaret, which is due to be performed for a final time at the town’s Playhouse, in Auction Mart Lane, tonight. Lucy Ivison is simply superb as sultry singer Sally Bowles  the star turn at the Kit Kat Klub. There is so much more […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Reviews|0 Comments