Play with a Poem
Theatre by the Lake
Friday April 7th, 7.30 pm
When you write plays you have to "play with" ideas, dramatic events, feelings, humour, character clashes, ways of staging, size of cast, and so on. North Cumbria Scriptwriters (NCS) decided last year that they would also like to "play with" poems! So they set up a competition for thirty-minute plays inspired by a poem of the writer's choice (see earlier postings).
The result is three thirty-minute plays by local writers, winners of the competition (see previous posts), that will be performed first in the Studio at Theatre by the Lake on Friday April 7th. It will be an evening of thought provoking, emotional, and humorous entertainment.
It has come about through unprecedented cooperation between local theatre groups Keswick Players, Penrith Players, Wigton Theatre Club, and Workington Playgoers. The competition judge was Ian Forrest, then Artistic Director of Theatre by the Lake, and there has been unwavering support and enthusiasm from Theatre by the Lake and its staff.
NCS are delighted to be the instigators of this unique project where 3 readers chose from 18 entries, 1 judge chose the 3 winning plays, 3 directors and 13 actors from 4 theatre groups rehearsed in 3 theatres to bring together this (and future) performances.
So far, two other performances are scheduled:
- at Penrith Playhouse on April 8th at 7.30 pm
- at John Peel Theatre in Wigton on April 20th at 7.30 pm
Tickets are available from: