Come To The Crazy Christmas Cabaret

We’re pleased to see that comedy, cabaret and chaos will be on their way back to The Dukes by popular demand this festive season. Slightly Fat Features are returning to us on December 7 and 8 for their seventh Christmas Cabaret. Stuffed to the seams with staggering stunts, lots of...

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Comedy Classic In The Castle Cells

 We’ve organised special screenings in Lancaster Castle’s dungeons as part of a new season of classic comedy films. Two screenings of Mel Brooks’ iconic comedy Young Frankenstein(12A) will be held on November 15 at 6pm and 8.30pm in this spooky location and a few surprises are promised too. In this...

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Gary The Gagster’s Dukes Debut

We’re happy to be welcoming one of Britain’s leading one-liner comics making his Dukes debut on October 27. Gary Delaney’s latest show – Gagsters Paradise – will be packed full of a seemingly impossible number of new puns, wisecracks, and unstoppable one-liners. A Mock The Week regular and recent star...

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Nish Kumar

Enjoy A Night Out With Nish

There’s just a few tickets left to see Nish Kumar when he appears here next month. Fresh from hosting BBC2’s Big Asian Stand Up and Edinburgh Nights, Nish is taking his brand new show on a national tour which calls into The Dukes on October 11. The show, entitled It’s...

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The Jokes Are On Jen

Critically acclaimed stand up, comedian, writer and actor, Jen Brister launches our new comedy season on September 22. Jen makes her Dukes debut straight from the Edinburgh Festival where her new show – Meaningless – was cited as among the top ten comedy shows to see. The Dukes is Jen’s...

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Five Star Reviews For Stones In His Pockets

Our first co-production with Chipping Norton Theatre and our second homegrown play of the year is proving a hit with the critics. Stones In His Pockets has received 5-star reviews from and who described it as “A laugh-out-loud, deeply moving and thoroughly enjoyable revival of a fine play.”...

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Comedy Revived For 20th Anniversary

Everyone here at The Dukes is getting ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Stones in His Pockets with a new production of the comic theatre sensation currently in rehearsal. The cast of this two-hander, Conan Sweeny and Charlie de Bromhead, arrived here together with Director John Terry and a...

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Comedy and Controversy

An awardwinning comedian, who doesn’t shy away from controversy, brings his unique brand of humour to The Dukes this month. Andrew Lawrence’s online rant about a range of issues including UKIP, the BBC and women comedians brought him into direct conflict with fellow comic Dara O Briain last autumn. Now...

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