I Was A Wife which runs at The Dukes from February 15-22 and March 3 & 4

Polly’s Love Story Returns

We’re looking forward to the imminent return of UK Theatre Awardwinning Polly Lister and her popular one woman show – I Was A Wife. Polly premiered her autobiographical play – the first she’d written – here a year ago and it received such a great response including many standing ovations,...

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The Dukes New Season To Treasure

A 30th anniversary celebration of outdoor walkabout theatre and two thought provoking homegrown dramas add sparkle to our new season here at The Dukes. Our reputation for producing the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre season was recognised last year with a UK Theatre Award for the Best Show for Children and Young...

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Joe Sumsion

Joe Steps Down – On Twelfth Night!

We’ll be saying a fond farewell to our Artistic Director, Joe Sumsion this Friday. Joe was just five when he first stepped into this theatre and has guided The Dukes through some choppy waters since he returned as Artistic Director nine years ago. But we’re now on an even keel...

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