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Play - Comedy, Tue 23 - Sat 27 Oct 2018, free entry

Old Actors Never Die they Simply Loose the Plot

Old Actors Never Die they Simply Loose the Plot


Ambleside Players was formed in 1932

With the exception of the war years they have produced at least one play per year.

They put on an Autumn production each year, performing 'in the round' at the Kelsick Centre, St Mary's Lane, Ambleside and this year they are performing a farce by Lynn Brittney - Old Actors Never Die - They Simply Loose the Plot.

The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place - more like a country house hotel than a home for the elderly. As Juliet Sullivan says "Waited on hand and foot - no meals to prepare - beds made. Heaven!" And the manageress positively encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can.

So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents (Mrs Sullivan 1, 2 and 3) goes missing - apparently on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that "He who pays the bills" must be rescued - but how to go about it?

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 23 - Sat 27 Oct 2018
Play starts at 7.30pm bar open at 6.45pm

No entry to the main hall prior to 7.00pm


Free entry

tickets £8 available online at


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 23 - Sat 27 Oct Ambleside Players Autumn Production


St. Marys Lane,
LA22 9DG


Plan route to The Kelsick Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 376043  Lat: 54.43026 Long: -2.96338

From Lake Road walk down narrow lane next to the Queens Hotel called The Slack, turn left after bike shop and Kelsick Centre is approx 100 yards along on right.

From Compston Road take narrow lane next to Esquires Coffee, turn right at bike shop and Kelsick Centre is approx 100 yards along on right.

Can also be accessed from bus station by walking along Church Road towards town, turning left into St Mary's Lane and Kelsick Centre is on left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Windermere station

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