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Listen Up For Port Stories

A former Coronation Street favourite is among a cast bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life in audio dramas we’re launching on First Friday, December 2. Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper in the popular soap, joins seven other actors in Port Stories, an exciting new Dukes project which recently received...

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New Artistic Director Announced

We are delighted to announce that our new Artistic Director will be Sarah Punshon. Sarah will join us in late Spring 2017 and take charge of our artistic programme from 2018. Sarah trained as a director at the RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), and on the Channel 4 Theatre Directors Scheme at...

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Nosing Towards Opening Night!

We’re now in final rehearsals for Pinocchio, a production which is guaranteed to entertain audiences this festive season – and that’s no lie! Tech week is well underway and new production shots, including the one above, were taken this morning. You may well recognise a few faces familiar to Dukes...

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Bringing Pinocchio To Life

Just weeks after winning a UK Theatre Award for our summer outdoor production for children and young people, we’ve now turned our attention to Christmas! Yesterday, the cast of Pinocchio arrived for rehearsals and leading the way was Dukes success story, Lucas Button who will play the title role. A recent graduate...

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