Today sees the final two (sold out) performances of THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE. Huge thanks to all at Theatre by the Lake, and beyond, that have contributed to making the show such a success.
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 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:
David Upton, for The British Theatre Guide, has joined the list of reviewers keen to praise THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
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:
The first review for THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE came in this morning on BBC radio Cumbria. I think they liked it!
You can listen to it here (about 38 mins into the programme):
Also on the programme is a review of the other show that’s on at THEATRE BY THE LAKE at the moment: THE PROFESSOR OF ADVENTURE, written by, and starring PETER MACQUEEN. The show is virtually sold out at Theatre by the Lake, but you can catch it on tour at various locations around Cumbria.