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.
The play is part of the summer rep season at the theatre and will run from 29th July to 4th November, alongside five other plays.
Full details of the production can be found here:
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: