- Tue 27 February - Sat 3 March
- Please refer to timetable below
- The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
- 01524 598500
Northern Broadsides present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Novel
By Debbie McAndrew | Directed by Conrad Nelson
The Northern Powerhouse, 1854. Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town?
Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.
Northern Broadsides present a faithful adaptation of Hard Times, a great Northern novel alive with wonderful effervescent humanity, rich in humour and misfortune, skilfully re-imagined for the stage.
There is a post-show talkback on Tuesday 27 February.
“A visually arresting, laudably executed attempt at tackling one of Dickens’ gnarliest narratives” – The Stage ★★★★
“The whole cast functions as an exuberant ensemble as well as giving impressively detailed performances” – Reviews Hub
|Tuesday 27 February||–||7.30pm|
|Wednesday 28 February||2pm||7.30pm|
|Thursday 1 March||–||7.30pm|
|Friday 2 March||–||7.30pm|
|Saturday 3 March||2pm||7.30pm|
|Tickets||Tue – Thu||Fri – Sat|
|Sections A & C||£15.50||£17.50|
Concessions: £2 off
Friends of The Dukes receive an extra £1 off
Schools: £12.50 and one teacher free with every ten pupils