Kill Some Time At The Dukes

There’s a chance to become an Agatha Christie at a Dukes murder mystery show this March. Murder She Didn’t Write is an ingenious show created on the night by Degrees of Error, a company of improv actors, based entirely on audience suggestions. The motives are mounting and the evidence is...

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Classical Dance Tells A Modern Story

Dance, theatre, poignant storytelling and spellbinding music combine in a unique performance here this March. Half Of Me is a modern story told through classical South Asian dance. Swati Dance Company will use often unheard stories of young people born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies to inspire their performance on March...

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Basking In The Glory Of Star Reviews

We’ve had some Glorious reviews for our latest production. The Guardian’s 4-star review of Glory claimed “It has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall” while the British Theatre Guide described Glory as “no-holds-barred live theatre of the first order.” And the SCAN reviewer from Lancaster...

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Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales make two appearances at The Dukes this spring.

Race To See Drag Star

There’s two chances to see Ru Paul’s Drag Race favourite, Jinkx Monsoon as she makes her Dukes debut this spring. The Ginger Snapped, which will be staged here on March 26 and April 9, is billed as therapy you can dance to. Jinkx will be joined by lyrical genius, Major...

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The cast of Glory which premieres at The Dukes theatre from February 21-March 2 before touring nationally

It’s All A-bout Glory At The Dukes

Our Round theatre has now been transformed into a wrestling ring, so excitement is mounting for the premiere of our latest homegrown play – Glory – tonight. As British wrestling experiences a resurgence across the UK, Glory will immerse audiences into the eccentric world of the sport where the characters...

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From Shore to Shore

Chinese Drama On The Menu

We’ll be hosting a powerful drama combined with tasty food and live music next month. From Shore to Shore, which features three moving stories drawn from different generations of British Chinese communities, will be performed here on March 22 and 23. A two course Chinese meal is included with the...

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Kiri’s Complex Comedy

Exactly a month today, on March 20, we will be welcoming back Kiri Pritchard-McLean with her comic take on victims, love and lies. The double Chortle Award winner reflects on her recent break-up in her new show Victim, Complex which visits here as part of a national tour and is...

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See A Dark Classic In A New Light

We’re pleased to be welcoming back imitating the dog next month with their bold retelling of a classic novel combining live performance and digital technology. Joseph Conrad’s influential and timely novel, Heart of Darkness, will be staged here from March 19-23 by one of the UK’s most original and innovative...

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Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre  Feb  2019
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Directed by Conrad Nelson  Designer Liz Evans
Lighting Designer Daniella Beattie  Music Director Bex Hughes
Robin Simpson/Benedick  Isobel Middleton/Beatrice
Sarah Kameela-Impey/Hero  Linford Jonhson/Claudio
Matt Rixon/Pedro  Simeon Truby/Leonato
Sophia Hatfield/Margaret  Anthony Hunt/Borachio
Rachel Hammond/Ursula Heather Phoenix/Conrade
Andrew Whitehead/Antonio   David Nellist/Dogberry
Robert Wade/Balthazar Richard J Fletcher/Don John
James McClean/Messenger

Fall In Love With Much Ado

With Valentine season in full swing, we are preparing to host Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy. Much Ado About Nothing, the latest co-production by Northern Broadsides and the awardwinning New Vic Theatre, is guaranteed to warm the hearts of theatregoers from March 5-9. This adaptation of the famous love story is...

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February Half Term at The Dukes

Half term is just around the corner and here at The Dukes Lancaster we've got a whole host of things to do throughout the week that are perfect for children and families. Whether you want theatre or film, we're sure you'll find something that fits the bill. Family Theatre No...

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