December 6th – Play reading evening

Our next play reading and social evening is planned for Tuesday 6 December at 7.30 in the Playhouse Bar.  There will be a reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, a nostalgic recreation of a New England town in the first part of the 20th century.  It has some beautiful moments with wonderful characters. The author said of […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Next play reading evening – Oct 25th

Further to our new play reading social evenings this months will run on Oct 25th.  Everyone is welcome including non-members, and it will take place in the theatre bar, starting at 7.30pm.  Come along at any time during the evening and join in reading, just listen or maybe just chat about the play.

To continue the […]

By |October 12th, 2016|News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Butler, anyone?

“Arcadia”, running 19th-22nd Oct, still has one part unfilled – that of the implacable Jellaby, the butler of the house. He appears a few times throughout the play, never with too many lines.  Rehearsals not too onerous!  If you are interested then do get in touch with us via our Contact Page.

By |September 4th, 2016|Castings|0 Comments

Arcadia needs “propping” up!

Rehearsals are under way for our next production in October, Tom Stoppard’s excellent play Arcadia which is about, among other things, romantic gardens, forgotten duels, lost poets, dwarf dahlias and the effect of sex on mathematically predictable events!   It’s considered to be his “masterpiece”, and is not to be missed.

Half of the play is set in a country mansion in 1809 and involves old books […]

By |September 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Casting evening for Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. Monday 19th September 7.30pm at the Playhouse

“A zany, ‘improbable’ comedy of murder, chocolate and a night on the Embankment in 1890s London”, “still rolling in the aisles, and deservedly so”….. Our end-of-November production is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s melodramatic short story concerning the forthcoming marriage of Lord Arthur, and his unexpected need to commit a murder.  

Think along the lines of The […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Castings|0 Comments

Play Reading and Social evening – Tuesday 13th September, 7:30pm in the Playhouse bar

I say, you fellows! Join us at the Playhouse for a thoroughly enjoyable reading of A.A. Milne’s spirited and fun play, “Toad of Toad Hall”.  With a whole host of wacky characters to play (naïve Mole, cultured Ratty, grumpy old Badger, madcap Toad, and many others including the scheming weasels), this promises to be a lively, animated and memorable […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Wanted!

Actors for a 30min low-budget independent short film, Olde Habits, shooting in Penrith this summer.

2 lead roles, 2 support roles. Roles are unpaid but the final product is intended for national festival submission.

Synopsis: Jack messed up. He’s not quite an alcoholic, not really a drug addict, but after toeing the line one too many times […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Castings|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

Bombshells read through and casting, June 20th & 27th

Bombshells By Joanna Murray-Smith

Hopefully some members still recall our highly amusing production of “The Female of the Species” which we put on in 2014. Director Lizzie has chosen another work by the same author for a bar production which will run on 10th, 11th and 12th of November this year.

The piece consists of a number of funny, […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Castings, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Arcadia read through evening

June 8, 7pm, at Penrith Players.

Performing in October,  Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a great play, considered a masterpiece and voted in the top five of theatregoers’ favourites across the country.  Its two intertwining stories are set in 1809 and the 1990’s, as a modern-day garden historian and author seeks the identity of a mysterious hermit […]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments