The cast of Lancastrians which is touring the county this April and May

Lancaster Life Inspires New Play

We’re delighted to say that the countywide tour of Lancastrians is arriving here this week. Lancastrians features the real words of some of the 500 people interviewed by Chorley-based Junction 8 Theatre, one of our associate companies. Among the voices featured in this new play are a homeless woman who...

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Ludus Dance and The Dukes present Big Up North dance theatre festival on April 26 and 27

Strut Along To Big Up North

The Big Up North dance theatre festival is just a day away! We’re excited to host this annual extravaganza of dance produced by Lancaster’s very own Ludus Dance and featuring the highest quality dance theatre talent from across the region. This Friday will see an exciting night of fresh, original...

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Tony Law

Tony’s A Law Unto Himself

Surreal comic, Tony Law makes a welcome return to The Dukes in May so expect the unexpected. Tony describes A Lost Show as being about optimism and recovery as he recalls years lost to alcohol and drugs in his own inimitable style. Accents, observations, shouting, clowning, a space bear puppet,...

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Mark Beaumont talks about his epic cycling adventure at The Dukes this May

World Class Cyclist Pedals In

We’ll be giving World Record holder, Mark Beaumont a warm welcome when he rides into the theatre this May to relive how he cycled around the world in fewer than 80 days. Mark completed his cycling marathon, inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, in 2017. And on May 22,...

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Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders Hogs The Limelight

One of Britain’s most original comedians, Lou Sanders makes her Dukes debut this spring. Lou calls here on May 22 during her first national tour with her awardwinning show – Shame Pig. This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig...

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Come To The Cabaret!

Expect a night like no other when Mother’s Ruin bring their cabaret to The Dukes for this first time this May. A spectacular menagerie of queer artists from the North West will be joined by two local performers at this special event sponsored by Dukes Patron Nigel Kirkup to celebrate...

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Sarah Punshon (use this one)

Leadership changes at The Dukes

The Dukes is currently transitioning to a new business model that will enable it to survive recent reductions in funding and thrive into the future. As part of this the previous roles of Artistic Director and Chief Executive will be combined into one Director position which will shortly be advertised....

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