Young Players bring ambitious show to life

DAYDREAMING about being a princess might be a common pastime for a teenage girl, but what is not so common is for those dreams to actually start coming true. However, for 15-year-old Olivia Fraser that’s exactly what happened in A Dream Come True.

Evie Radcliffe was outstanding as Olivia, who seemed to only have to wish […]

By |August 18th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

Importance of being Earnest review

“Importance of being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, Penrith Players.

Directed by John Davies

For their 2018 October production, Penrith Players chose “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde – a sparkling perennial of the English theatre, rated  by many to be the “perfect farce” and beloved for a century by both the professional and the amateur […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

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