the world première of

The Lady of the Lake

by Benjamin Askew

Showing Sat 13 June - Fri 6 November Previews Fri 12 June, 8pm

The Lady of the Lake

This production ended on 06/11/2015

Synopsis

The glorious reign of King Arthur is drawing to a close. Having lost most of his lands to the Saxons and the love of his wife to his best friend, Arthur retires to his castle in Carlisle hoping to live out his final years in peace and obscurity. But the world is in need of a hero and if Arthur is unwilling to play the part, it may be time for someone else to take the starring role…

Combining high-energy and fast-paced action with poetic dialogue, this brand new Cumbrian play plunges you into a world of ancient magic and ruthless ambition, of cowardly kings and unchivalrous knights, sword-wielding maidens and innocent young witches – a world in which only one thing is certain: everybody wants to be a legend.

Production generously supported by a donation in memory of Doreen Mapleson.

Running time: 2hr 50 min (inc. 20 min interval)

Please note: This production contains strong language and adult themes. Brief use of strobe lighting.

Prices £23 - £10

Meet the Cast

  • Arthur/Old Taliesin
    Patrick Bridgman
    Patrick Bridgman
  • Owain
    Ben Ingles
    Ben Ingles
  • Taliesin
    Richard Keightley
    Richard Keightley
  • Argante
    Kate Layden
    Kate Layden
  • Merlin
    Peter Macqueen
    Peter Macqueen
  • Nimue
    Charlotte Mulliner
    Charlotte Mulliner
  • Morgan
    Emily Tucker
    Emily Tucker

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