Pecker

Lola Meissonnier

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS – but we hope to reschedule for a later date. Pecker are a band of waifs and strays from the wilds of Cumbria, where the wind bites your cheek and ghosts hang in the trees. They meet in the yellow house with the cracked window to write songs, perform film scores and balance flying saucers on their …

Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna

Lola Meissonnier

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES   Jonas Kaufmann: My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s …

The Crab Prince

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Cancelled due to Coronavirus. We’re hoping to reschedule for the autumn. Please watch for updates – or subscribe to our email list here.   Jo’s Portable Art Department A new interactive puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8. Performed by Joanna Neary. Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon, songs by Heather Minor. Directed by Emma Edwards. Marina …

Ensonglopedia of British History

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Cancelled due to Coronavirus. We’re hoping to reschedule for the autumn. Please watch for updates – or subscribe to our email list here.   Ensonglopedia of British History recounts the major events in our island’s history, from the point of view of a character who lives forever and does their best to provide for themselves and their family amid political …

Deckchairs 2

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by Jean McConnell Four one-act plays all set by the seaside, each with two women characters. Full of surprising twists and wry observations, the plays are humorous, touching and compassionate. Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society

The It

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by Vivienne Franzmann Kirkgate Youth Theatre   A play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. It has claws. She …

fell

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by Chris Salt On the Wire   A play about friendship and childhood, set in West Cumbria; about two boys at either end of teenagehood, and the gulf between them in those few years. One day Lyle walks out of his life and up into the high fells. On the edge of a deep tarn he meets Jake who has a …

Josie Duncan

Chris Bridgman

Josie Duncan is an award-winning singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene, Josie’s singing is phosphorescent, effortlessly bridging the gap between Scotland’s traditional music and the adventurous tastes of its young inhabitants. Since winning BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk award in 2017 …

Tryckster

Chris Bridgman

Rocking into the Christmas spirit with the much-loved Cumbrian folk outfit. Expect some seasonal songs, some old favourites, and maybe the odd surprise. Tryckster is a six-piece west Cumbrian Folk-rock band peddling original folk tune-driven songs with a social conscience. Tryckster provided the soundtrack to a lot of late night carousing in the early noughties, releasing an album on Fellside …

The Good Liar    (15)

Chris Bridgman

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan star in tense thriller about a career conman targeting a wealthy widow. Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the …