Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake has announced its reopening and people can book tickets from tomorrow at 9.30am.
Its autumn season consists of two Main House shows, Home I’m Darling by Laura Wade and Jacaranda by Lorna French.
Its Christmas season will be revealed in September.
Home I’m Darling is a co-production with Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and The Octagon, Bolton and runs from Wednesday October 6 to Saturday October 30.
The show opened on July 9 in Scarborough to ecstatic audience reception and is directed by Theatre by the Lake’s artistic director, Liz Stevenson.
The story centres on Judy and Johnny – a couple with the seemingly perfect marriage.
But behind the gingham curtains, all is not quite what it seems.
Jacaranda is a co-production with Pentabus – the nation’s leading rural touring theatre – and is a play that explores love, loss, prejudice, race and belonging through a chance meeting of two unlikely strangers on the longest night of the year.
It runs from Thursday November 4 to Saturday November 13.
To ensure that audiences feel comfortable returning to the theatre, both shows will go on sale with some guaranteed socially distanced performances, the theatre said.
Other performances will be sold initially in socially distanced conditions in bubbles of varying sizes which may be relaxed to full capacity at a later date.
The theatre has also catered for those for whom an in-person visit to the theatre is too soon by announcing a digital on-demand version of Home I’m Darling available to book now and viewable on-demand from Saturday October 23 to Saturday October 30.
Ms Stevenson said: “Our whole team have been immensely touched by the support we’ve received from our community over this period of closure.
“Whilst we’ve learnt so much from our digital season of work, we’ve also seen how much live theatre has been missed in our region.
“We’re thrilled to be opening with these two productions, which have been made with some incredible companies and artists from across the country.
“It’s going to be a very special moment when our doors open for the first time.”