The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure


Event details

  • Thursday 11 - Thursday 18 October
  • Please refer to timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Presented by One Tenth Human and The Dukes

Commissioned by Hear Me Roar and Lancaster Arts

In a dark corner, there’s a machine. It’s old and dusty, full of mysterious tubes. We don’t know who made it. We don’t know what it’s for. It could be dangerous. But we know we need to do something. Hetty needs our help…

This interactive show aims to inspire the next generation of problem-solvers, creative thinkers, engineers and scientists. In this show you won’t be sitting in the dark watching a play: you’ll be at the centre of the action.

“I didn’t like it, I LOVED it” Ayesha, aged 9

“…really brilliant children’s theatre” Exeunt Magazine on One Tenth Human’s previous work

For adventurers aged 7-10 and their grown-ups.

Free schools workshops for Key Stage 2 are available thanks to the generosity of The Ernest Cook Trust. Email to find out more.


£7.50 (Supporters of the Dukes receive £1 off)

Public Performances:

Date Time
Sat 13 October 11am 1.30pm
Wed 17 October 6.30pm

Schools Performances:

Date Time
Thu 11 October 1.15pm
Fri 12 October 1.15pm
Tue 16 October 10.15am
Wed 17 October 10.15am
Thu 18 October 10.15am 1pm