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Peter Snow

Wed 25 March When Britain burned the White House

In his compelling narrative style, Peter recounts the fast-changing fortunes of both Britain and America and examines the far-reaching consequences of this extraordinary confrontation.

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Sat 21 March - Tue 14 April A celebration of the British pub and its drinkers

From the writer of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice comes a vibrant celebration of the British pub and its drinkers. Two actors play all 14 colourful characters who share their tales, both hilarious and hopeless, from opening time to last orders.

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Music for all tastes…
March 2015

Testing the acoustics of the Main House auditorium in March are two superb music acts. First up are  The Firebirds, followed closely by a tribute to one of the greatest French Cabaret performers of the last century. The Firebirds’ show is an

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By phone
To book tickets or for performance related info call our Box Office on 017687 74411 - open 9.30am until 8pm, 7 days a week. For our administration office call 017687 72282.

By Post
Write to us at: Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick CA12 5DJ.

In person
Located on the ground floor, our Box Office is open from 9.30am until 8pm, 7 days a week.