Village in Bloom
St Bees School has a strong tradition for drama, with Rowan Atkinson being one of its old boys to have found fame on stage, screen and TV.
The pupils and staff stage various plays throughout the academic year, as well as a Christmas Pantomime. Although intended primarily for the school and parents, villagers and others are welcome to attend.
In addition to these performances there are occasional special events, notably the The Bracelet of Bega, first performed in the Priory in 2000 and again in 2010. The plan is to stage every 10 years. Watch out Oberammergau!
Other plays have been staged in the Priory, most recently Murder in the Cathedral.
Copyright 2007, 2013 Ian McAndrew, Doug Sim & St Bees Parish Council