I Was A Wife


Event details

  • Wednesday 15 – Wednesday 22 February (except Sunday 19), Friday 3 March & Saturday 4 March
  • Please see timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598 500

After a hugely successful run in 2016, The Dukes is bringing back I Was a Wife in Spring 2017 before it tours nationally.

A goose, a witch and a fairy are just a few of the roles Polly Lister has played in her career, but when she eagerly signed a contract for the role of a lifetime, nothing could prepare her for the challenges that were to come…

Join Polly backstage in her dressing room for a personal journey through the comic highs and painful lows of the most difficult part she has ever played…a wife.

Will Polly find the courage to audition again?

This production blends songs with witty storytelling and high energy performance in an intimate exploration of love, loss and the search for answers.

“Brave, bold and beautiful… Polly Lister was right to receive a standing ovation for her play” – Lancaster Guardian

“Wow, wow, wow. Amazing writing and a bravura performance from Polly. She makes you laugh and breaks your heart. An unforgettable experience, an unforgettable evening and a well deserved standing ovation” – Audience Review

Polly Lister won the 2015 UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play, for her role as Beverly in Theatre By The Lake’s production of Abigail’s Party.

Written and Performed by Polly Lister
Directed by Stefan Escreet

Age Guidance 12+

There will be a post show talk-back after the performance on Friday 17 February

Date Matinee Evening
Wednesday 15 February 7.30pm
Thursday 16 February 7.30pm
Friday 17 February 7.30pm
Saturday 18 February 7.30pm
Monday 20 February 7.30pm
Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm
Wednesday 22 February 2pm 7.30pm
Friday 3 March 7.30pm
Saturday 4 March 2pm 7.30pm
Matinées Mon – Thu Fri & Sat
Downstairs £10 £15.50 £19.50
Balcony £10 £13.50 £17.50

Concessions receive £2 off (except on Matinées)


Early Bird
Book before Wednesday 4 January and save £2 off each ticket
Wednesday 15 February. All tickets £8
Friends of The Dukes
See I Was A Wife for HALF PRICE on Tuesday 21 February at 7.30pm
£9.50 & one teacher free with every ten pupils

*One special offer per ticket. Special offers not applicable to preview or matinées.