Last Quiz Night on Earth – sold out. Tickets still available for The Beggars Theatre, Oulton Village Hall and Florence Mine

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by Alison Carr, Box of Tricks “The End of the World Quiz waits for no man, literally. Onwards ever onwards to our fiery decline. Round Three…” It’s the end of the world. The last night on earth. An asteroid is heading straight for us. Fancy going out with a bang? It’s the final countdown. Landlady Kathy invites you to the …

Venus

Lola Meissonnier

Dan Watson As a child Dan lost a British holiday-camp dance competition. Largely because he totally misunderstood what competitive dance was, and they didn’t play his song of choice:  Venus by Bananarama. This performance enacts the version of the event that he would have liked to happen, the dance he would have performed had he known better, been braver, had …

Louder Is Not Always Clearer

Lola Meissonnier

A warm and humorous show about the importance of connecting with others and how hard it can be to do that. It’s the story of one man, who despite appearing to be sociable and confident is also vulnerable and at times isolated. It’s the very human story of trying to fit into a world when you don’t quite match the …

The Crab Prince

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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 The Marine Explorer tells the story of Scuttle The Crab. When Lucy gets into a pickle on the beach, she asks a funny looking …

Ensonglopedia of British History

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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 turmoil, disease, industrialisation, and everything else that history has to throw at them. This is not your usual trundle through Kings, Queens and prime …

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 …

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 …