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Audition evening at Penrith Playhouse

The Mandrake

AN audition evening for The Mandrake — which is due to be performed at Penrith Playhouse from 15th to 18th April — is due to be held at the theatre in the town’s Auction Mart Lane on Tuesday, 7th January, from 7-30pm.

Originally called La Mandragola and written by Niccolò Machiavelli, the satirical play has been translated by Penrith Players’ Mike Head and adapted for the stage by Kevan France, with the support of North Cumbria Scriptwriters.

It tells the story of Callum, who is a master of persuasion, but the thing he really wants is to sleep with the young and beautiful Lucy — a girl he had a schoolboy crush on.

The trouble is she is now married to an older man. On hearing there is trouble in paradise, as both Lucy and her husband are desperate to have children, but have had no luck in conceiving, Callum hatches a cunning plan.

In total there are eight characters, five male and three female, and the play promises to be a lot of fun for all involved. For more information telephone 07921392747.

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