THE RIVALS gets 4**** review from The Stage

RivalsMany 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..”

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Congratulations to everyone involved in making this fabulous production.

Photo by Keith Pattison.

Theatre by the lake announces 2016 season

TBTLTheatre 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.

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