Events in Allerdale



Events listings (10 events found)

Hail, Caesar!: Mon, 26 Sep 2016

The Kirkgate Centre
106mins The Coen brothers provide a witty and glittering take on ‘50s Hollywood, through a day in the life of a studio ‘fixer’ with a lot to fix – from wayward starlets to Communist plots. Boasting a starry cast (George Clooney, Scarlett Johannson, Ralph Fiennes and more), this is a madcap ride through the inner workings of the dream factory at the height of its power. “consistently, uproariously, affectionately funny” The Observer For tickets visit http://www.thekirkgate.com/2016/09/hail-caesar/

The Vertical Hour : Thu, 29 Sep 2016 until Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Theatre by the Lake
Nadia Blye, an American war reporter turned Yale professor, has seen the horror of war up close. Advising President Bush as an advocate for ‘humane intervention’ in Iraq, she’s more than used to defending her divisive opinions. But one weekend in the Shropshire countryside she meets Oliver. He’s caustic, vehemently liberal, ferociously intelligent, an inveterate womaniser and the father of her boyfriend. He can’t resist taking her to task and the two soon lock horns in an intellectual debate that will have far-reaching consequences for them all. Personal philosophies are pitted against global politics, idealism clashes with realism and cynicism challenges moral obligation. But who is right? This gripping and moving play, by one of Britain’s finest playwrights, will challenge, enthral and pitch you into passionate discussion all the way home.

Watch It, Sailor!: Thu, 29 Sep 2016

Theatre by the Lake
A family wedding-day should be a time for celebration, but not in the Hornett household. The bride has already been left waiting at the altar once that morning and the sailor bridegroom is about to receive a telegram that will change everything. But all this is nothing compared to the fury about to be unleashed by mother-of-the bride Emma. Will the wedding run aground yet again or will the course of true love run smooth? For anyone who met the characters first time around in Sailor, Beware! join us for the next episode, but this rollicking northern comedy is also the perfect introduction to the loveable, eccentric and thoroughly hilarious characters that make up the Hornett family as they battle to get to the church on time. Fabulous comic fun for all the family.

Gary Delaney, There’s Something About Gary: Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Kirkgate Arts Centre
… and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. Gary is seen by many as the premier gagsmith of his generation. Through Twitter and TV he’s become one of the most quotable comedians in the country and brings bags of infectious charm to his live performances. A regular on Mock The Week, he has won two Sony Awards, and is also a regular writer for shows including Cats Does Countdown and Live At The Apollo. “I laughed, and I laughed and I laughed… master craftsman” The Times

Watch It, Sailor!: Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Theatre by the Lake
A family wedding-day should be a time for celebration, but not in the Hornett household. The bride has already been left waiting at the altar once that morning and the sailor bridegroom is about to receive a telegram that will change everything. But all this is nothing compared to the fury about to be unleashed by mother-of-the bride Emma. Will the wedding run aground yet again or will the course of true love run smooth? For anyone who met the characters first time around in Sailor, Beware! join us for the next episode, but this rollicking northern comedy is also the perfect introduction to the loveable, eccentric and thoroughly hilarious characters that make up the Hornett family as they battle to get to the church on time. Fabulous comic fun for all the family.

There’s Something About Gary: Fri, 30 Sep 2016

The Kirkgate Centre
… and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. Gary is seen by many as the premier gagsmith of his generation. Through Twitter and TV he’s become one of the most quotable comedians in the country and brings bags of infectious charm to his live performances. A regular on Mock The Week, he has won two Sony Awards, and is also a regular writer for shows including Cats Does Countdown and Live At The Apollo. “I laughed, and I laughed and I laughed… master craftsman” The Times For tickets visit http://www.thekirkgate.com/2016/09/gary-delaney-theres-something-about-gary/

Dial M for Murder: Sat, 1 Oct 2016

Theatre by the Lake
When ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice finds out that his wealthy wife Sheila is having an affair with a handsome crime writer, burning rage soon turns to cold calculation. Driven by revenge and greedy for her substantial wealth, Tony embarks on an elaborate plot to commit the perfect murder. Blackmail and old school ties combine in Tony's cunningly orchestrated scheme. Yet even the most perfect plans can go wrong. Frantic to salvage the situation he tries to cover his tracks and turn disaster into opportunity. But the devil is in the detail and a maverick detective is in dogged pursuit of the truth. This gripping noir thriller, famously brought to the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock, transforms the ‘whodunnit’ into the ‘will they get away with it?' Is it possible to commit the perfect crime, or will justice always prevail?

Elektra: Sat, 1 Oct 2016

Theatre by the Lake
When the great Agamemnon is murdered by his wife and her new lover in a perfectly timed coup, his daughter Elektra is left distraught. Giving herself over to an all-consuming grief, her resistance to the new order of power becomes a constant provocation to her father’s killers. Slowly her anger builds into an obsession for revenge. But her only hope for the justice she craves is the return of her exiled brother Orestes. Sophokles surprised and shocked his audience in Athens with his radical treatment of what was a well-known myth. A fresh, bold and visceral production of a monumental classic Greek tragedy. Production generously supported by Bill Mapleson in memory of Doreen. Klytaimestra’s and Aigisthos’ costumes generously supported by Judith Johnstone.

Introdcution to Scrambling: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 until Sun, 2 Oct 2016

More Than Mountains
This two day course, in the Lake District, is ideal if you are a hill walker and want to increase your skills and confidence to take on more adventurous routes. By the end of the two days you will have considerably increased your knowledge of scrambling and will have completed some classic Lake District scrambles. With such small group sizes we try to tailor every course to its participants so if there is an aspect of scrambling you would particularly like to learn about or a route you’ve always wanted to try please just let us know. The course is based in Langdale, one of the most scenic parts of the Lake District and only fifteen minutes by car or bus from Ambleside. Precise details of the meeting time and place will be emailed to you when you book.

An Atlas of Countries that don't Exist: Sun, 2 Oct 2016

Theatre by the Lake
In association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) presents 'An Atlas of Countries that don’t Exist'. Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don, Nick Middleton takes us on an eye-opening tour of a hidden world from the pages of his latest book. These are wannabe and might-have-been countries that, lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabit a realm of shifting borders, idealistic leaders and forgotten peoples.

 

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