The fantastic collection of production photos by Keith Pattinson for THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE at Theatre by the lake are now on line. You can see them here: https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production-gallery/14733/gallery
You can find production details, and buy tickets here: https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/14733/The-Emperor-The-Nightingale?startdate=2016-11-26
The tech rehearsals for THE EMPEROR & THE NIGHTINGALE at Theatre by the Lake are under way. The show previews on Friday night, and Opens on Saturday. You can see all the production details and book tickets here: https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/14733/The-Emperor-The-Nightingale?startdate=2016-11-26
The trailer for THE EMPEROR & THE NIGHTINGALE is now online
Find full details of the production, and how to but tickets here:
Rehearsals have started today for the Christmas show at Theatre by the Lake. This year’s production is THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE – Neil Duffield‘s reworking of the tale by Hans Anderson, set in ancient China. The piece will be performed by 8 talented actor musicians, and features a score written by myself, and which is heavily influenced by traditional Chinese music. Day 1 has consisted of introducing the cast to some of the new instruments they will be tackling, including the Guzheng and the Dizi, and starting to learn some of the songs. We also had a fabulous read through of the script, and got to see the amazing set and costume designs by Martin Johns. Tomorrow will see the start of getting the show on it’s feet with Director Ian Forrest and movement director Bronya Deutsch. If you’re up near the Lakes this Christmas then please feel free to come and catch the show, which previews on Nov 25th, and opens on the 26th: https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/14733/The-Emperor-The-Nightingale
Many thanks to Stephen Longstaffe for a lovely mention in THE STAGE review for THE RIVALS at Theatre by the Lake: “The mood is kept upbeat by composer Richard Atkinson’s delightfully sparky 18th-century score..”
You can read the whole review here: https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/the-rivals-review-at-theatre-by-the-lake-keswick/
Congratulations to everyone involved in making this fabulous production.
Photo by Keith Pattison.
Theatre by the lake, in Keswick, today announced it’s 2016 season. This includes THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE, adapted and directed by Chris Monks, former Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, which opens on Sat 26 March and runs until Sat 23 April, and for which I will be writing the music. Monks and Theatre by the Lake have staged a major coup in securing the rights to put on stage a book that topped The Sunday Times best-selling list and has garnered rave reviews. The production will feature puppet sheep and sheepdogs and a locally recruited community chorus of adults and young people.