Casting for Handbagged

Ever fancied playing a real-life person?  Now’s your chance! Handbagged relives the ups and downs of the 1980’s through the eyes of two Maggie Thatchers (one in her 50’s, the other a bit older) and two Queen Elizabeths (one in her 50’s, the other a bit older), with...

Juniors return to Penrith Playhouse

The Penrith Players Youth Group starts up again on Thursday 23 September. We take children from age 12 upwards. All are welcome.  We meet every Thursday from 6pm until 8pm during term time, at the Playhouse in Auction Mart Lane, Penrith and our fees are only £20 per...

Open Evening

We’re back! After 18 months of closure due to the pandemic the Penrith Players is set to reopen with a bang. The start of the season will be launched with an open event for the public on Friday the 1st October.   The open event, which runs from 4pm, offers the...

Casting for A Christmas Carol

The casting for A Christmas Carol at Penrith Playhouse will take place on Thursday September 16 at 7.00. It is to be performed at the Playhouse from 8 – 11 December. Rehearsals will begin in the first week of November. John Davies, the director, has adapted...

An Introduction to Acting for Radio

Are you an Archers Addict?  Podcast Drama fan?  Considering producing your own audio play? As live theatre performances continue to be impossible for theatre groups many are considering online presentations or audio shows. This workshop is a creative tonic in these...

Little Theatre Guild Newsletter June 2021

The Little Theatre Guild, now known as the LTG, has been in existence since 1946 to represent the views of Amateur theatres across the UK.  Penrith Players has been a member of the LTG for a long time, and people may have seen the newsletters and year book in the bar...

Little Theatre Guild Newsletter March 2021

The Little Theatre Guild, now known as the LTG, has been in existence since 1946 to represent the views of Amateur theatres across the UK.  Penrith Players has been a member of the LTG for a long time, and people may have seen the newsletters and year book in the bar...

Penrith Players Presents – Institute Destitute Substitute

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and here’s the last play in the series, Institute Destitute Substitute by Brampton writer, Nigel Banks. The play,...

Penrith Players Presents – The Village Weirdo

During lockdown the Players carried on meeting through Zoom and read a play every Tuesday. They decided to record some plays written by local writers and here’s the fourth of our recordings, written by Hannah Sowerby, who was a Players’ junior and has acted with us. ...