Hull Showcase at New Diorama Theatre

Spreading A Little Happiness At The Dukes

There’s two chances to enjoy a Best Musical Awardwinning show guaranteed to make you smile here at The Dukes this October. A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) wowed crowds and critics alike at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe where it won the Best Musical and Fringe First awards. And...

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Lancaster Playwriting Prize - Full Colour

Lancaster Playwriting Prize Shortlist Revealed

The Dukes is pleased to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Lancaster Playwriting Prize to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds. In its first year, the prize focused on BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) playwrights of any age or experience, resident in the North West and more...

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Once More Unto The Dukes For Henry V

We’re delighted to welcome back Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory in October with their new production of Henry V. And playing the title role will be Ben Hall, an actor with a strong theatrical pedigree. Ben, who appeared in the first two series of popular television drama, The Durrells, is...

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The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure is at The Dukes in October

Show To Sweep Families Off Their Feet

Our very own Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon has written a family show which sweeps into The Dukes this October. The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure aims to inspire the next generation of problem-solvers and is an interactive show aimed at children aged 7-10 and their grown-ups. Performed in The Round, the...

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Nish Kumar

Enjoy A Night Out With Nish

There’s just a few tickets left to see Nish Kumar when he appears here next month. Fresh from hosting BBC2’s Big Asian Stand Up and Edinburgh Nights, Nish is taking his brand new show on a national tour which calls into The Dukes on October 11. The show, entitled It’s...

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The Enormous Turnip arrives at The Dukes on September 29

Turn Up For The Enormous Turnip

Seedlings aged 3-10 are invited to pull The Enormous Turnip out of the ground before it takes over our theatre on September 29. This re-potted version of the famous children’s story kicks off our new family theatre season with two performances at 1.30pm and 4pm and a chance to meet...

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