This production of THE EMPEROR AND THE NIGHTINGALE was seen at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick as their Christmas show for 2016.

The story was adapted by Neil Duffield, from an original tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

The show was directed by Ian Forrest and designed by Martin Johns (Their final show before retiring from their long held positions at Theatre by the Lake), and featured an original score by Richard Atkinson, puppetry by  Jimmy Grimes (The Shepherd’s Life, War Horse), and movement direction from Bronya Deutsch.