Extracts from the production of COX & BOX – MRS BOUNCER’S LEGACY can now be found on the Audio/Video page of my website: https://richardatkinson.org/audio/cox-and-box-mrs-bouncers-legacy/
I am incredibly proud to have been a small part of the project. Chris Monks has done an amazing job in adapting James Rebanks’s remarkable book for the stage, and the puppet designs, and puppetry by Jimmy Grimes have helped bring the show to life in a truly magical fashion. Here’s hoping that there is a further life for the play, and that all the people who couldn’t get to Keswick, or indeed couldn’t get tickets, get the chance to see the show for themselves in the future.
In the meantime, you can follow James on Twitter @herdyshepherd1 or, if you haven’t yet done so, read the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shepherds-Life-Tale-Lake-District/dp/0141979364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461397224&sr=8-1&keywords=rebanks+shepherd%27s
THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE at Theatre by the lake in Keswick still has a week to run, but all performances are already sold out. If you contact the box office, you can still get on the waiting list for returns:
Read his review here:
The latest review for THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE at Theatre by the Lake is a rave from Karen Morley-Chesworth in the Westmorland Gazette. In it she says “This is the most perfect piece of theatre I’ve ever had the honour to watch”.
You can read the whole review here:
THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE at Theatre by the lake, Keswick, has been receiving loads of positive comments on Twitter. You can find most of them by searching for @tbtlake, @herdyshepherd1, #theshepherdslife or #shepherdslife.
Alternatively, you can follow me on Twitter: @RichAtkinsonMD, as I’ve been doing my best to retweet them all – in amongst tweets about Frank Zappa, Terry Pratchett, and Kettering Town!
Clare Brennan from The Observer has added another 3 stars to the collection for THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE at Theatre by the Lake. The review is slightly less effusive than others have been, but is positive on the whole, and there is a nice mention for my score:
The local reviews have started to come in for THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE, and it’s another thumbs up – this time from Ken Powell in Egremont2day:
Another great review for THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE has arrived; this time from Nick Turner in CUMBRIA LIVE:
Both Lyn Gardner in THE GUARDIAN, and Stephen Longstaffe in THE STAGE have given 4**** ratings for THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE.
You can read them here:
You can read more about the show, and buy tickets on the THEATRE BY THE LAKE website: