About This Show

Tourists and Keswick go back a long time – over 200 years ago James Plumptre penned this comic saga poking fun at the early visitors, or ‘Lakers’ as they were known. With live music and songs of the period, it features an eccentric lady botanist in search of rare specimens (and a husband) amongst the fells. A travelling salesman, a hiker in a sailor suit, drunken haymakers, boating parties – all play their part in this tale of romance, double-disguise and duels to the death. The play is set in Keswick itself, with scenes taking place at the Queen’s Head, Crow Park, Borrowdale and the foot of Skiddaw. Theatre By the Lake is a perfect venue for the world premiere of this theatrical gem – James Plumptre has waited 200 years to have The Lakers performed; be one of the first people to see his dream come true!

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 12 July 2023 Final Performance: 15 July 2023