Review, Picture Special And Video: Swallows and Amazons film has its world premiere at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake

Originally posted by the Westmorland Gazette:

Swallows and Amazons: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Keswick hosted the world premiere of the new film adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic Swallows and Amazons story about four children from the south coast who spend a summer holiday in the 1930s in the Lake District and have a set of adventures while camping in an island in the middle of a lake.

Fans of the book will be glad to see some well-loved elements – the famous ‘duffers won’t drown’ telegram from Mr Walker, the charcoal burners and the ‘leading lights’ – all make it into the film.

But while remaining true to the general feel of the novel, this is a spiced-up Swallows and Amazons. Rafe Spall, for example…

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