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Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens The script will be specially written for the group by Paul Adams, who has written scripts for school groups and for BBC Radio. Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, this heart-warming play tells the story…

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Cat-in a-Box

by Morgan Sweeney This intriguing new play takes the philosophical puzzle of Schrödinger’s cat as its starting point. No-one has ever had the courage, or folly, to put themselves in a Schrödinger Box. So no-one really knows whether it’s true:…

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The Tempest

by William Shakespeare The Tempest, Shakespeare’s final play, is also his most magical creation and the source of some of his most famous lines – ‘O brave new world’, ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’, ‘Be not…

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2018 May Bosom Pals & Snake in the Grass

BOSOM PALS By Carol Donockley by Kind Permission of Carol Donockley Bosom Pals Written by Cumbrian playwright Carol Donockley, Bosom Pals was first performed at Penrith Playhouse in 2012 (when it was one of the winning entries in the ‘One…

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2018 April Alice in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll Adapted for the Stage by Brainerd Duffield Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap and deliciously satiric series of adventures immortalised by Lewis Carroll. Dramatised as a series of fourteen episodes…

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2018 March The Ladykillers

Adapted for the stage by Father Ted scriptwriter Graham Linehan by Kind Permission of Samuel French Director Morgan Sweeney This stage version of the classic 1955 Ealing Studios comedy was a massive hit in the West End and it’s sure…

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2018 February Under Milk Wood

Written by Dylan Thomas by Kind Permission of Samuel French ‘To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black…’ These famous opening lines draw us into a radio masterpiece capturing 24 hours…

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2017 December Goodnight Mr Tom

From the novel by Michelle Magorian Now a modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in this magical stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister…

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2017 December A Film about Madness

Definitive Therapy - A Film about Madness A dark thriller of a film production made in West Cumbria during 2017 and featuring Cumbrian actors. Dr Hal Lewis starts his new job at a Hospital for the Criminally Insane. There he will…

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