Cumbria’s Living Heritage is highlighting how summer evenings create the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of its members’ outdoor theatre experiences. 

A programme of forthcoming events will showcase both the Lake District scenery and historic and heritage settings, as the joint backdrops to uplifting live theatre productions.

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Peter Frost-Pennington, Chair of Cumbria’s Living Heritage, said: "Our members have acted in the spirit of outdoor theatre tourism and gone OTT in such a way as to bring some stunning theatrical productions into the heart of their venues."

A family favourite is returning to Brantwood for a second outing on Wednesday August 10, 2022, as Illyria perform their interpretation of ‘Peter Pan’. 

A spokesperson said: "Held in Brantwood’s glorious lakeside meadow, at the former home of philosopher, writer and Victorian social activist, John Ruskin, this is a story the whole family will recognise and enjoy."

On Friday July 22, 2022, Muncaster is bringing the infamous Gunpowder Plot to life, in a brand-new calamitous production for all the family. 

The spokesperson added: "Performed on the castle lawns by The Three Inch Fools outdoor theatre company, the audience can expect uproarious intrigue, endless costume changes and many, many false moustaches, in this highly flammable historical tale."