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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Remarkable Invisible review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘connects the domestic with the cosmic’ by Stephen Longstaffe

The final opening of Theatre by the Lake’s summer season is something of a coup: a new play from Laura Eason, writer/producer

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

As You Like It review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘accessible and fun’ by Stephen Longstaffe

You couldn’t better the timing. As You Like It is possibly Shakespeare’s most pastoral play, and this Keswick production opened on the

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Miss Julie review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘intense and visceral’ by Stephen Longstaffe

What servants really think of their masters is a dramatic theme that goes right back to classical Roman comedy. Howard Brenton’s new

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Handbagged review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘funny, assured revival’ by Stephen Longstaffe

Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is an antidote to the view of history, common on both stage and screen, that reduces it to palace

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

After the Dance review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘superbly performed’ by Stephen Longstaffe

Terence Rattigan’s After the Dance is a bit of a curate’s egg. Premiering in 1939, it ran for only short time and

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Monday, April 3, 2017

William Wordsworth review at Theatre by the Lake – ‘poignant and striking’ by Stephen Longstaffe

Nicholas Pierpan’s new play is structured around a striking sequence of images. It opens with poet William Wordsworth alone on a summit,

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Two-Way Mirror review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘intensity and intimacy’ by Stephen Longstaffe

The inaugural season from Theatre by the Lake’s new artistic director/chief executive Conrad Lynch promises much new: world premieres, co-productions, more touring.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Emperor and the Nightingale review at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick – ‘pacy and entertaining’ by Stephen Longstaffe

The Emperor and the Nightingale is the Keswick swansong for director Ian Forrest and designer Martin Johns, both of whom are leaving

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