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Theatre by the Lake rounds up a month of sensational entertainment with three separate evenings of comedy, drama and music. The Knicker Lady will be providing some light-hearted humour, while mesmerising opera will be appearing in Cosí Fan Tutte. Completing the week of terrific theatre will be an evening of all things French in Encore!.
The Knicker Lady is a hilarious one woman show which romps through the history of the humble knicker, coming to Theatre by the Lake’s Main House on Mon 27 February at 7.30pm. Join Rosemary Hawthorne as she delves through two hundred and fifty years of bloomers, briefs and bustles and presents the myriad of colourful characters that wore them. Told in her own unique and enigmatic style, Rosemary will transport audiences, both male and female, back to the muslin clad elegance of Jane Austen’s England, the corset bound nineteenth century, the suffragettes and daring darlings of the roaring twenties. This energetic and comical show doesn’t leave a brief unturned and will leave you spellbound and dying for more. Rosemary always meets the audience after the show to answer their many questions and sign copies of her books. Tickets cost between £14 - £10.
One of Mozart’s most popular opera’s will be on its way to Theatre by the Lake for two exhilarating performances, from Tue 28 – Wed 29 February at 7.30pm. Swansea City Opera are bringing their production of Cosí Fan Tutte to Keswick, featuring elegant, classical 19th century costumes and some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country. Staged in English and containing Mozart’s most ravishing music, Cosí Fan Tutte explores the themes of deception, doubt, devotion and the twists and turns of love. It tells the story of two naïve officers who are lured into a scandalous wager to prove that it is against a woman’s nature to be faithful. Don’t miss out on your chance to see this classic opera. Tickets are priced between £21 - £9.
Maggi Stratford and Daniel Bowater bring you a warm, passionate presentation of some of the best-loved songs of France. The combination of piano, accordion and voice conjure up the atmosphere of the French café-cabaret of some familiar songs in Encore!, appearing in the Studio on Wed 29 February at 8pm. From Edith Piaf to Jaques Brel, Prévert, Becaud and beyond, their definitive songs are sung in French and are interwoven with fascinating histories and explanations. This is an evening of entertainment that promises to be wonderfully evocative and very moving. Tickets cost £13.50.
Picture shows the cast of Cosi Fan Tutte