Ten Years of Theatre By The Lake
Theatre By The Lake opened on the shores of Derwentwater on time (only just) and on budget in August 1999.
It was willed into existence by passionate theatre lovers as a permanent replacement for the Blue Box, an extraordinary mobile theatre that had toured the country before settling in a car park in Keswick in 1975.
No one, least of all senior members of staff, knew whether the theatre would survive; but it has since produced more than 80 plays, commissioned new work, welcomed festivals of film, jazz and literature, established a reputation for high production values and found a loyal audience in the people of Cumbria and visitors who come to enjoy the Lake District.
This is the story of the first ten years of an artistic phenomenon.
210mm x 148mm paperback
Blac & white photographs