Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above


THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 BY STEPHEN LOWE DIRECTED BY MATT ASTON Designer - Laura McEwen Lighting Designer - James Farncombe Digital Media Designer - Barret Hodgson Sound Designer - Drew Baumohl A photo to die for... The end of the pier. Candy floss, rides, kiss me quick hats, tattoos regretted later, of saucy postcards with the simplest message flying ‘cross land and sea- WISH YOU WERE HERE. But is it meant? What if they were to arrive? What kind of meeting might that be? A war photographer’s hiding place. Her own collection of postcards. One- a photo of a forgotten café. Deserted of life. A table overturned. A shadow. A stain to be erased. And a visitor to be faced. Smile for the camera. Smile. If you can. After the success of his comedy at Nottingham Playhouse (Old Big 'Ead in the Spirit of the Man) - Stephen Lowe's latest play switches into a darker vein- SMILE is a hi-tech thriller of revenge and retribution. Stephen Lowe: Stephen has written over forty plays for the theatre including plays for the Royal Court, R.S.C., Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible as well as award-winning plays like TOUCHED. His TV. and film work includes his BBC-TV adaptation of Stendhal’s SCARLET AND BLACK starring Ewan McGregor and Rachel Weisz, FLEABITES starring Nigel Hawthorne, and ICEDANCE, starring Warren Clarke, and his 4-part BBC murder thriller TELL-TALE HEARTS starring Bill Patterson. On a lighter note he’s written over 100 episodes of Coronation Street. He is co-artistic director of MEETING GROUND THEATRE with Tanya Myers and Tom Wright. PREVIEWS: Friday 2,Saturday 3 & Monday 5 May PRESS NIGHT: Tuesday 6 May MATINEES: Saturday 10 & Thursday 15 May 2pm POST SHOW DISCUSSION Thursday 8 May SEMINAR DAY Thursday 15 May Click here to watch the puppet show which appears in Smile.