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December 18 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 30 2018 @ 5:00 pm

When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air and all the animals come out to play.

Ever wondered how a cow jumped over the moon? Or why the dish ran away with the spoon?

Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery as we jump and jive to the music in a brilliant new take on the classic nursery rhyme.

With original music played live on stage with a variety of instruments, brilliant puppetry and lots of laughter, Hey Diddle Diddle is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination.

Suitable for ages 3+

Praise for previous Goblin Theatre shows:

“Funny and beautiful… dazzling.” The Guardian

“Unmissable musical delight” Timeout

Tickets: £8pp or £28 family of two adults and two children.

Theatre by the Lake has brought the magic of theatre and the excitement of the imagination to one of Britain’s loveliest and remotest counties.

The theatre, hailed by The Independent as “the most beautifully located and friendly theatre in Britain”, opened in 1999. It is set a short stroll from Derwentwater on the edge of Keswick, amid the magnificent western fells of the Lake District.

With two stages, a 400-seat Main House and 100-seat Studio; they present up to nine of their own productions of classic, modern and new plays throughout the year. Six plays are performed in repertory from May to November by a resident company of up to 14 actors.

Theatre by the Lake aim to produce a new play every year and their Christmas plays have become firm favourites with family audiences. The Theatre aims for the highest standards of production and design and many Theatre by the Lake productions have won multi-star reviews from national and local critics.

The theatre hosts a variety of festivals and visiting companies and is open for 52 weeks each year.


December 18 2018 @ 8:00 am
December 30 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Theatre by the Lake
Theatre by the Lake
Lakeside, Cumbria CA12 5DJ United Kingdom
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