A production of The Climbers will be coming to Theatre by the Lake in Keswick this summer with some exciting exhibtions to follow. 

From June 17 until July 16 the show will be on and throughout the month there will be a celebration of mountains and climbing with a focus on Everest. 

Some of the events and experiences include a photography exhibition by renowned local photographer Stuart Holmes with photos from his time on Everest, an audio installation called 'What is your Everest?' in which people share the biggest challenge or fear they want to conquer, and two very special events.

On 2 July TBTL is thrilled to welcome Rebecca Stephens MBE for a pre-show discussion about her summiting of Everest, and there will a post show discussion on 8 July with Carmen Nasr, writer of the show and Dr Jonathan Westway.

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Rebecca Stephens was the first woman from Great Britain to summit Everest in 1993. She then went on to become the first British woman to scale the Seven Summits. Rebecca said: "Ed Hillary once said that no-one would be interested in Everest again, once it was climbed. How wrong he was! I’m thrilled to be coming to the beautiful Lakes to see this intriguing Everest drama played out on stage."

Rebecca's talk will be chaired by Matt Le Voi of Lakeland Mountain Guides. Matt, also a passionate mountaineer, lives locally in Cumbria and runs both a local guiding business and an international one, LMG Treks and Expeditions, that takes people to Everest Base Camp.

Rebecca's talk will be from 5-6pm on Saturday 2 July. Tickets to this event are free to The Climbers ticket holders, subject to availability, but must be booked in advance. 

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Playwright Carmen Nasr will be joined by Dr Jonathan Westway for the post-show discussion on July 8. Jonathan is an academic and lecturer who is part of ‘Other Everests’ research network which investigates people's relationship with Everest including colonisation, the impact of adventure tourism and the political issues around expeditions.

The Climbers is on the Main Stage at Theatre by the Lake from June 17 to July 16. The theatre offers a full range of accessible shows including a Socially Distanced performance for any audiences who are still not sure about coming back.