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Rookery Nook

Sat 24 May - Wed 5 November Family-friendly farce

She’s pretty, wears pink pyjamas and turns up unexpectedly at Rookery Nook, a rented holiday home in Somerset. Local tongues begin to wag in the quiet seaside town of Chumpton-on-Sea and so begins a chaos of embarrassments, excuses and evasions, minor deceptions and major misunderstandings.

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The Winterling

Sat 24 May - Wed 5 November A brilliantly twisted thriller about living on the edge.

It’s winter on Dartmoor and in a derelict farmhouse West waits for former associates from the city. This could be his chance to get back in the game: a reunion and a return from exile. But nothing is quite what it seems and going home will come at a price.

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Half term activities for all the family
October 2014

Keep the kids entertained this half term with activities for all ages at Theatre by the Lake. On Mon 27 October at 2pm, parents, grandparents, teens and tots can get creative with Felltarn Friends in a Peter Pan craft session. All materials are pr

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Many ways to get in touch

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.