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Event details

  • Wednesday 22 March - Saturday 25 March
  • Please see timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598 500

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

When a distinguished general receives a startling prophecy from the Wayward Sisters on a moor, a murderous ambition is ignited between husband and wife as they seek to obtain absolute power.

Drawing on James I’s obsession with ‘Conjuration, Witchcraft and evil spirits’, Shakespeare’s gruesome classic stoked a fire dramatically felt in Lancaster months after its first performance during the trial of the Pendle Witches. Experience the arcane power of The Scottish Play brought to life in a fresh retelling by The Dukes’ Young Actors.

“I feel the Bard would have been highly impressed by The Dukes young people’s energetic, intelligent and passionate spectacle.” Lancashire Evening Post on Hamlet, 2013

By William Shakespeare
Performed by The Dukes Young Actors
Directed by JMK award winning Liz Stevenson

Age Guidance 10+

There will be a post show talk-back after the performance on Friday 24 March.

Schools workshops are available to accompany these performances, specifically tailored for your group. These are available for both primary and secondary schools. Please see for more details.

Date Matinee Evening
Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm
Thursday 23 March 7.30pm
Friday 24 March 7.30pm
Saturday 25 March 2pm 7.30pm


£10 (£8 concessions)