April 4th – Read through

In August Penrith Players are presenting Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, directed by Keith Spence. A read-through for anyone interested in playing the two roles, or helping with the production, is taking place on April 4th. The characters to play are Stephanie Abrahams, a concert violinist in her 30s, and Dr. Alfred Feldmann, a […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Castings, News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Behind Closed Doors – March 14th Play Reading

Three young Penrith-based writers are taking over the playhouse on March 14th for the play reading and social evening. It will be a collection of three brand new one act plays, all linked by the phrase “Behind Closed Doors” –

The End Is Nigh by Hannah Sowerby: Estranged siblings Andy and Sasha find themselves battling against […]

By |February 19th, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Casting evening for Communicating Doors

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

How can you describe this killer, thriller, comedy? Back to The Future meets Psycho, meets Allo Allo? Mix together a serial wife murderer, two wives from different times, a ‘tart with a heart’ dominatrix and an incompetent hotel security guard – stir in a connecting suite door that is a time […]

By |February 5th, 2017|Castings, News|0 Comments

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

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

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