Synopsis Opera della Luna returns with another fantastic comic reinvention – this time it’s a witty, madcap retelling of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore. Two G&S enthusiasts are on their way to discover the lost village of Rederring when they’re caught in a storm. Before they know it they are caught up in a nightmarish re-enactment of Ruddigore, and lurking around every corner are ghostly bridesmaids, virtuous virgins, salty jack tars and pictures that come to life. Prices £20, £15, £10; Students, U16s £7 Choose a date » apr '15 - See more at:
This is firmly established as Britain’s foremost celebration of traditional, New Orleans, Swing and mainstream jazz. This year promises to be a vintage one, with fabulous international guests, a galaxy of UK talent and many old favourites.
Below are just a few highlights from some 90 inspiring performances in this four-day feast of jazz Thursday: Lake Records International Band; Martin Litton's Red Hot Peppers; Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics; Mellow Tone featuring Mellow Baku; Basin Street Brawlers.
Friday: Keith Nichol's Festival Orchestra; Huxley/Tomasso Hot Fives; Richard Bennett/Adrian Cox band; Candid Jug Orange Band; Gavin Lee Band.Saturday: TJ Johnson Band; Louis Louis Louis; Jamie Brownfield Hot Six; Candid Jug Orange Band; Andy Dickens Band; Reeds United; Festival Parade Band.Sunday: Nick Ward's Classic Jazz Band; Kevin Grenfell's Jazz Giants feat. Paul Harrison; Carl Sinclair Boogie Band; Brass Volcanoes; Dom Pipkin; Barnhart/Fryer Red Hot Seven.Tickets:
4-day stroller pass: £120 | 3-day stroller pass (Thu-Sat): £90
1-day stroller pass: Thu £30, Fri £35, Sat £45, Sun £30Souvenir programmes: 4 and 3-day ticket bookers will receive one free programme per booking. Additional copies cost £4. All programmes will be posted out in mid-April.Also available to book:Pre-Jazz concerts - Get your festival started early with three extra days of special jazz concerts at Theatre by the Lake. For details and to book, click here.
Jazz Talks - The ever-popular series of talks from leading musicians returns in 2015 with a stellar line-up including Paul Munnery, Keith Nicholls and Spats Langham. For talk details and to book, click here.G.I. Jive Dance Classes - Ian and Sheilagh Hartley have been teaching swing dancing for over 20 years and love to pass on their enthusiasm. Sessions available for both beginners and improvers; for class details and to book, click here.
Prices £120 - £30
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Thu 14 – Sun 17 May Set in the heart of the Lake District, this festival is the largest of its kind in the world, inspiring thousands of people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There are over 250 activities for all interests and abilities, including sporting challenges, family activities, taster sessions and talks from world-famous speakers. The main hub is the Festival Village in Crow Park. Open from Friday to Sunday, it’s packed full of activities including a climbing wall, paddling taster sessions, caving, adventure talks plus the Giant Zip Line! There are fantastic stalls with all kinds of outdoor kit, tasty local food stalls and the Mountain Hut bar where you can sit back, relax and take in the magnificent views whilst enjoying a local ale. On Friday and Saturday evening, the main stage hosts fantastic live bands; come and join the party after a hard day on the fells! The sporting challenges include trail races from 5k to 50k, an open water swim, a cycling sportive and two triathlons, plus kids’ trail races. An inspirational line-up of speakers are hosted in the theatre, including outdoors and sporting heroes of all different types. See below for the full line-up - for more information and to book, click the title of the talk. Thursday 6pm: Andy Kirkpatrick - Adventure in Antarctica 7.30pm: Doug Scott CBE - Kangchenjunga North Ridge 9pm: Leo Houlding - One Step Beyond Friday 7pm: Alistair Brownlee - In conversation with Tom Fordyce 9pm: Steve Birkinshaw & Joss Naylor MBE - Wainwrights at the Double Saturday 5pm & 8.15pm: Ray Mears - See more at: //www.theatrebythelake.com/keswick-mountain-festival?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Jan-May15bookingopen&utm_content=version_A#sthash.t5g5J5Zz.dpuf