Play reading and casting evening

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.

Come along on Tuesday 18th July, 7.30pm, for a read through of this bitter domestic comedy – our October production.  Its a four-hander; two middle-aged couples come together for a discussion about their sons who have had a  scuffle in the park.  In the altercations which follow many and various hilarious tensions are revealed as each […]

By |June 25th, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Play reading and social evening – June 14th

Come and join us in the Theatre Bar at 7.30pm onwards this Wednesday for a social evening based round a reading of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, the Tennessee Williams’ classic 1950’s family drama. We’ll read sections from the play with breaks in between to chat about it, or anything else for that […]

By |June 11th, 2017|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Behind Closed Doors – casting May 19th

When it has soldiers, the apocalypse and a suspicious holiday cottage, how could you not fancy being part of the newest thing to come to the Playhouse? Three young Penrith-based writers are bringing their work to life and are looking for anyone who wants to be involved. The production consists of a collection of three […]

By |April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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