World première of 'Keep Smiling Through'
Advertising poster and ticket for 'Keep Smiling Through'
A musical stage show by Lisa Evans
Its world première was at Keswick, Cumbria
(Summer season 2011)
The world première of a play about rationing, refugees, evacuees - and 'Rodents'- in the Cumbrian town of Keswick was held at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick in 2011. The press preview was on Friday 29 July 2011, with the public première the following evening. Normally, the summer season of plays at the theatre ends at the beginning of November. However, this play with wartime songs contained within the storyline, was extended by a week. Thus, the final performance of the play's first season took place on Friday 11 November 2011.
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