“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you.” – from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

IT’S A REAL TRAIN! – said the three year old clutching my hand (and digging in fingernails!) on my left. “It absolutely is! It is real” said the eight year old holding my right hand (not frightened, of course) equally tightly.

It’s real! Well, of course. The Theatre by the Lake at Keswick has triumphed again. Simply, gloriously fabulous. And the energy consumed in theatre made for clean plates afterwards at table. Yeah, Real.