GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST – 8. The Wizard of Oz (Theatre by the Lake)

Time for no.8 in my series of GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, with THE WIZARD OF OZ at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – Christmas 2001.

This was my very first show at Theatre by the Lake, and you can read all about it here: https://richardatkinson.org/ghosts-of-christmas-past-8-the-wizard-of-oz-theatre-by-the-lake/

You can see all the GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST on the dedicated page here: https://richardatkinson.org/ghosts-of-christmas-past/

Please also feel free to add your own memories of the show – either in the comments section at the bottom of the page, or on the Twitter & Facebook posts. 

For anyone who feels they are struggling – there are some great resources listed on the “Freelancers make theatre work” wellbeing page: https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/wellbeing/

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST – 6. Tom’s Midnight Garden

Next up in my series of GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST is TOM’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – Christmas 2010.

Click here to read all about it: https://richardatkinson.org/ghosts-of-christmas-past-6-toms-midnight-garden/

Photo: Keith Pattison

You can see all the GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST on the dedicated page here: https://richardatkinson.org/ghosts-of-christmas-past/

Please also feel free to add your own memories of the show – either in the comments section at the bottom of the page, or on the Twitter & Facebook posts. 

For anyone who feels they are struggling – there are some great resources listed on the “Freelancers make theatre work” wellbeing page: https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/wellbeing/

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST – 4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Here we have part 4 of my series of GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick – Christmas 2002.

Click here to read all about it: https://richardatkinson.org/ghosts-of-christmas-past-4-alices-adventures-in-wonderland/

Please also feel free to add your own memories of the show – either in the comments section at the bottom of the page, or on the Twitter & Facebook posts.

You can see all the GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST on the dedicated page here: https://richardatkinson.org/ghosts-of-christmas-past/

I set out with this blog to help remind myself and others that whilst the current situation is dire, there have been many moments of Christmas joy in the past, and will be again in the future – particularly now that vaccines appear to be on the way. It’s important to try and keep on top of our mental health, and this is certainly helping me do that – and hopefully others too. I’m thrilled by the number of comments coming in, and look forward to seeing others as they come in.

For anyone who feels they are struggling – there are some great resources listed on the “Freelancers make theatre work” wellbeing page: https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/wellbeing/

Louise Page

I’m very saddened to hear of the death of playwright, Louise Page.

I was lucky enough to work with her as composer on her adaptation of ROGUE HERRIES – staged by Theatre by the Lake in 2013.

 Theatre by the Lake production of
ROGUE HERRIES
by Hugh Walpole
adapted by Louise Page
directed by Ian Forrest and Stefan Escreet

(Photo by Keith Pattison)

I also spent some time working with Louise on ideas for two pieces for children – based on the works of Beatrix Potter, and the Uncle Remus stories.

Louise had a fierce intellect, and a real eye for detail.

Sending much love to Louise’s family, friends and colleagues.

 

THE EMPEROR & THE NIGHTINGALE – Review

18134 The Emperor and the Nightingale new image v5Another lovely review for THE EMPEROR & THE NIGHTINGALE, this time in Egremont2Day: “Composer and music director Richard Atkinson has to be praised along with the actors for the incredible music – all of which was live and performed on stage”.

Many thanks to Ken Powell for his kind words.

You can read the full review here: http://www.egremont2day.co.uk/theatre-review-the-emperor-the-nightingale-at-theatre-by-the-lake/