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Tales in Lockdown Street Theatre – Keep Live Theatre Alive in Cumbria

The Mayor’s Tale 2015

As outdoor theatre restarts look out for exciting tales of Vampires, the 1715 Jacobite Uprising and Mack the Knife brought to you by Kendal Community Theatre on Saturday 22nd and 29th August 10-2 at the Birdcage, Sunday 23rd August at The Studio, Morland CA10 3AZ, and Sunday 30th in parks around Kendal.

At the beginning of the pandemic lockdown Kendal Community Theatre made the decision to continue rehearsing for their forthcoming production of Brecht’s satire The Threepenny Opera. Fifteen actors and their director Chris Taylor meet once a week. The standard of entertainment they have given each other is fantastic. They have mastered the art of singing accompanied by long distance viola, directed themselves in small groups in ‘breakout rooms’ and learnt how to move and present themselves on ZOOM. Now they are rehearsing outdoors though there is still the threat of postponement.

Kendal Community Theatre will perform vampire tales by Celeste Bonfanti, Laura Carter, and Emily Unia , first produced in 2019, and three tales about the 1715 Jacobite rebellion from Anne Banks, Jill Clough and John Scott, commissioned by Chris Hogg, Mayor of Kendal, in 2015. Their finale will be scenes and songs featuring Mack the Knife from The Threepenny Opera, a tale of gangsters, low life and corruption with love (just about) triumphing.

Tales in Lockdown Street Theatre is funded by the generosity of Kendal Town Council, and, through Cumbria Community Foundation, the Westmorland Arts and Holehird Trusts. Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy forty five minutes of theatre and music for FREE. Watch this space for more details.

With the actors in bubbles, the musicians in bubbles, the stage crew in bubbles, come and be a bubbly audience!

Tales in Lockdown St Theatre 2020

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For more information contact: Chris Taylor on 07583 209915/01539 727424

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