Comfort and Joy Casting Evening

How to enjoy those darkening pre-Christmas evenings!

Actors with a sense of humour and fun needed for the Players’ December production Comfort and Joy, Mike Harding’s joyous celebration of all those little things that can go awry with a family Christmas.

Its an adaptable play, plenty of scope for ideas and collaboration. Co-Directors Ian and […]

By |September 15th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

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

Play Reading Social Evening

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm this coming Wednesday July 17th for a play reading and social evening, based round a reading of ‘Abandonment’ by Kate Atkinson.

‘Abandonment’ is a first play by Kate Atkinson (Behind the Scenes at the Museum):  social comedy/family drama/ghost story?  It is all three.  Please come along on 17th […]

By |July 2nd, 2019|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Ladies Down Under Read Through

“Ladies Down Under “by Amanda Whittington
An hilarious follow up to “Ladies Day” which Players audiences enjoyed so much when it was done before.
Read Through: Tuesday 25th June at 7pm.
Cast: 4 women, aged between 25 and 55.
2 men, each doing 4/5 small characters parts.
Auditions: Tuesday 2nd July, 7pm.
Rehearsals will start on 2nd September.
Performances: 16th – 19th October
Scripts available from Lizzie […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Open Evening – April 6th

An open evening with cheese and wine is to be held at Penrith Playhouse on Saturday, 6th April, from 7pm.

As part of an on-going drive to increase awareness of the fantastic community theatre facility in the town’s Auction Mart Lane, behind Morrisons, the open evening will provide an opportunity to “take a peek behind the […]

By |April 2nd, 2019|News|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

Our Country’s Good casting evening – Feb 25th

This summer Penrith Players is staging ‘Our Country’s Good’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker, from June 6th-8th, a play considered to be a modern classic and widely taught in A Level theatre studies. The play is based on a true story about a group of British convicts and their Royal Marine guards staging the first ever play […]

By |January 27th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Play Reading Social Evening – January 22nd, 7pm

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7pm onwards on Tuesday January 22nd for a play reading and social evening, based round a reading of “It All Started In Vegas” by The Watermillock Players’ writer/director Owen Lightburn.

Two estranged sisters: Jessica, American White Trash, on the run from her 3rd husband, and Regina, a […]

By |January 6th, 2019|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

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