War With The Newts


Event details

  • Wednesday 26 September
  • 7.30pm
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Presented by Knaïve Theatre after Karel Čapek

War With The Newts is an updated theatrical reimagining of Karel Čapek’s satirical sci-fi classic of the same title, transported to a post-Brexit Britain of the possible future.

Deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new species makes contact.

Global risk and technological revolution come together in this unique experience from award-winning Knaïve Theatre.

Presented by the creators of international smash-hit Bin Laden: The One Man Show.

Produced in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.

Warning: life jackets must be worn at all times

**Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award 2018**

“An unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times” ★★★★ The Skinny

“Immersive, zany fringe theatre at its best.” ★★★★ The National

“A striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you laughing, gasping and shaking with terror.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby 



Concessions receive £1.50 off

Dukes Supporters receive an extra £1 off

Under 26s: There are a limited number of £5 tickets for under 26s