Friday, 2 November 2012


 A group from Kendal Community Theatre is to bring festive entertainment to Kendal pubs in December. They will perform a short comic pantomime and other light-hearted items in an event lasting between 15 and 30 minutes at each pub. A collection for the Mayor of Kendal’s charity, the Kendal Lads and Girls Club, will be taken at each venue.

Exact dates and times at each venue have not yet been arranged and more information will be issued nearer the time. There will also be posters up at the pubs.

We shall be visiting half-a-dozen pubs during the week”, says Chris Taylor, who is organising the tour. “There will be songs and readings as well as the short pantomime. We hope that patrons of the pubs will be entertained and will be generous in contributing to the Mayor’s charity.  We invite interested landlords of central Kendal pubs to contact us”.  Chris’s phone number is 01539 727424.  

Councillor John Willshaw, the Mayor of Kendal, adds, “The Kendal Lads and Girls club provides indoor and outdoor activities for youngsters and teenagers in Kendal and the money raised will help to support these activities. I am very grateful to Kendal Community Theatre for their support and wish them well with their venture.”

Press enquiries: Chris Taylor 01539 727424  or David Hales 01539 728575

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Future plans

We are meeting to discuss future plans for Kendal Community Theatre at the Castle Inn, Kendal at 7PM on Wednesday 12 th September. If you are interested in helping to choose our next production then please come along.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

AGM Invite 2012

You are invited to the AGM of Kendal Community Theatre on Wednesday 20th June, 7.30 p.m. Castle Street Community Centre.


1.    Adoption of constitution
2.    Election of officers:
3.    Financial report
4.    Chair/director’s report
5.    Election of Committee members
6.    Future plans/policies
7.    Date of next committee meeting

This will be followed by drinks (wine and fruit juice, suggested donation £1.00) and
a showing of the video of A Passion for Kendal compiled by Stephen Lockwood.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Finale at the Castle

Tonight saw the final scene from the play with the discovery of the empty tomb at the castle, the fire sculptures (by Walk the Plank) and our Community Choir. Not a very long performance but dramatic enough that someone phoned the fire brigade to report that the castle was on fire! Here are a few photographs of the evening (taken by B Willoughby unless otherwise indicated):

The cast walking up to the castle

A lovely evening for outdoor performing
Its hard work being the youngest disciple
Soldiers arriving at the castle
Here come the guards
The Women come to mourn at Jesus's tomb (T Gomes)
The tomb is empty (T Gomes)

(T Gomes) 

(T Gomes)

The Lamb of God (T Gomes) 
Firepots on the walls of the castle
Ring of fire around the castle
Thank you everyone that joined us up there tonight. If you have any photos or video you would be willing to share please e-mail us or check out our Facebook page.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Passion Play Day 1

We were amazed at the numbers who turned out in typical Cumbrian weather this afternoon to watch us perform the first part of our Passion Play. If anyone has photos, video or audio they are willing to share then please e-mail it to us. Here are a few photos just to show the highlights - more to come...

Judges and Priests (T. Gomes)

Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane (M Simm)

Judas about to betray Jesus (T Gomes)

The disciples abandon Jesus (T Gomes) 

Jesus is arrested (T Gomes)

Jesus escorted to his trial (T Gomes)

The trial (B Willoughby)

The women in distress over Jesus' conviction (T Gomes)

Jesus crucified

Mary mourns her dead son (T Gomes)

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Final rehearsal

Tonight we had a full run through of the play out on the streets. It was great to see them decked out in the banners that add to the staging for the play:

Garden of Gesthemane

Roman military banners

Jesus being marched to his crucifixion

The Brewery

Costumes on the streets

Thanks to Titus Gomes for these photos:

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Full Street Rehearsal

In glorious sunshine the cast of A Passion for Kendal took to the streets to rehearse all the scenes in their live locations. It was great to perform out where we will be live on Friday and hopefully the passersby enjoyed the impromptu entertainment too!

The Arrest of Jesus 
Convicted and condemned

Carrying his own cross

Simon of Cyrene takes over
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Friday, 30 March 2012

Rehearsal at the Brewery

The crucifixion scene will take place at the Brewery so our actors have been down there rehearsing in costume:

Judge and priest



Disciples and Joseph

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Rehearsing at the castle and more..

The rehearsal schedule getting longer and more frequent now with more on site practice including our choir and musicians. Here they are at the castle on Sunday:

Instrumentalists waiting to perform

accompanying the choir

part of the choir 
 The actors have been using Kendal Parish Church as space for some of their rehearsals:

Crucify him