RAILS at the Theatre by the Lake

We are delighted to announce that the Theatre by the Lake have announced the world premiere of RAILS by Simon Longman as part of their Spring/Summer season 2018!

Shortlisted for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, RAILS tells the story of two bored and lonely teens whose lives collide over the course of a long hot summer. Funny, poignant, and sharply reminiscent of the joy, pain and confusion of growing up RAILS will run in the Summer Season of home-produced work with a resident company of ten actors from 24 May 2018. This is a wonderful follow on from the success of 2015 Judges Prize winner HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT at the Theatre by the Lake earlier this year.

Simon Longman says of being shortlisted;

Rails being shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2015 was overwhelming enough, and now for it to be picked up by Theatre By The Lake is really amazing. It means so much that the Bruntwood saw something in this play in the first place, and to continue to have it’s back even after the competition ended which is, I guess, what makes the Bruntwood so worthwhile – a commitment to the stories that goes beyond just a moment.” 


More information can be found at https://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/17539/Rails

Priority booking for Friends of Theatre by the Lake is open from 8 December, in person, online or over the phone. To find out about becoming a Friend call the Box Office on 017687 74411, or visit www.theatrebythelake.com/friends

General booking opens on Monday 8 January from 9.30am, in person, online or over the phone. Please note that some February and March events are already on sale to the general public.


Published on:
12 Dec 2017


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