AMBLESIDE Players brings an action-packed comedy to the Kelsick Centre from Tuesday until Saturday, October 23-27.

Lynn Brittney’s Old Actors Never Die…They Simply Lose the Plot is set in a retirement home for actors.

The play features a host of entertaining and, in some cases, sinister characters, as the three former wives of ageing film star Edmund Sullivan strive to ensure his continued financial support of their comfortable lifestyle while saving him from the clutches of a Russian gangster with his own particular reason for seeking revenge.

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies and the popular players promise to deliver in fine theatrical style.

Ambleside Players was formed in 1932.

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

Sometime in the 1990s it was decided to try the Kelsick Centre, despite the obvious snag that there was no stage.

Nigh on three decades later and the wonderfully engaging players are still there, enjoying acting in the round, which they say has an intimacy and immediacy that is quite compelling.

Performances start at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available online at or in person from Fred Holdsworth’s Bookshop in Ambleside.