Dukes Scratch Night


Event details

  • Friday 21 September
  • 7.30pm
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Support New Artists at the Dukes

See what North West based artists are working on before anyone else!

Local artists will share short work-in-progress performances of new work, and ask you, the audience, to give your feedback.

The talented acts include New Writing North winner Yvonne Battle Felton, whose play ‘Coffee Flavoured Dreams’ explores the difficulties of modern life through the eyes of a woman of colour, over 40. The play covers themes related to family, life in the north, dating, technology and seeking the happy-ever-after.

Professional dancer Lucy Starkey will perform an extract of her new work ‘Into Our Skies’. A fresh, dance-based solo show that embraces our fascination with the starry night sky.

Stand-up comedian and playwright Lewis Charlesworth invites us to the pub for an evening of banter, booze and broken masculinity in his play ‘A Quiet Drink’.

And finally, hop onto the 555 bound for Keswick, in ‘Ladies That Bus’. Supported by our Route 555 Programme, this production will take you on a journey through life’s panorama of memories, mayhem and missed opportunities, to find out what it means to be free.

Join us for a raw, unexpected and experimental evening – and help shape the future of theatre in the North West.


Pay what you decide!

Help The Dukes support exciting new work: book your ticket as usual before the performance but don’t pay until after you’ve seen the show. When you leave, make a donation of whatever you decide, based on how much you enjoyed it. All money collected will help The Dukes pay the artists who have performed.