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Event details

  • Thursday 21 February - Saturday 2 March
  • Please refer to timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Presented by the Dukes and Red Ladder Theatre in association with Tamasha 

By Nick Ahad | Directed by Rod Dixon
Jai Morjaria (LX) | Eleanor Bull (Designer) | Tayo Akinbode (SFX) | Kevin McCurdy (Fight Director)

A new play from the writer of Partition and the award-winning The Chef Show – Glory takes you inside the wrestling ring in this gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory.

Meet Dan, Ben and Sami. Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory. Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other.

Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory used to be a somebody. In the heyday of British wrestling, he was a colossus. Now his empire has crumbled.

Through Dan, Ben and Sami, Jim catches a glimpse of resurrection; a chance to re-establish his great name and his decaying gym. But do they want to wrestle and restore Jim’s glory?

Or do they have a different fight in mind? Only one hero can emerge.

Glory is one of the BBC’s top theatre picks of 2019. Click HERE to read the article.

“there’s [a] wit in [Nick Ahad’s] writing and a generosity in Rod Dixon’s production that carries you along…it has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall, courtesy of choreographer Kevin McCurdy, and a keen sense of an old order being upturned.”
The Guardian ★★★★

“This is no-holds-barred live theatre of the first order.” British Theatre Guide 

The Difference Engine is available at all performances and provides live captioning for Deaf or hard of hearing audiences. The Difference Engine needs a smart phone to work and if you’d like to know more just watch the short video below or speak to our box office team.


Supported by the Arts Council Sustained Fund.


Date Time
Thu 21 February 7.30pm
Fri 22 February 7.30pm
Sat 23 February 7.30pm
Tue 26 February 7.30pm (BSL)
Wed 27 February 7.30pm (AD)
Thu 28 February 7.30pm
Fri 1 March 7.30pm
Sat 2 March 2pm 7.30pm
Tickets Previews* Tue – Sat Stools Standing
Downstairs £8 £16.50
Balcony £8 £14.50 £7 £5

*Previews: Thursday 21 February

Concessions receive £1.50 off

Dukes Supporters receive an extra £1 off. See Glory for HALF PRICE on Thursday 21 February.