Sonya Moorhead, right, with The Greyhounds who will perform Feral at The Dukes on November 2

Go Wild About Feral

We’re pleased to be hosting the premiere of Feral on November 2, a show for anyone who’s ever wondered if they’ve missed their chance to be wild. Sonya Moorhead has created and will perform Feral which features live music, storytelling and the odd party trick. It was inspired by her...

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Lancaster Playwriting Prize Shortlist Revealed

The Dukes is pleased to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Lancaster Playwriting Prize to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds. In its first year, the prize focused on BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) playwrights of any age or experience, resident in the North West and more...

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Lancaster Playwriting Prize - Full Colour

Lancaster Playwriting Prize Launched

The Dukes is proud to announce the launch of a playwriting prize to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds. The Lancaster Playwriting Prize is an initiative arising out of the Cultural Partnership between us and  Lancaster University. It is supported by the actor and Lancaster University graduate, Lucy Briers...

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I Was A Wife which runs at The Dukes from February 15-22 and March 3 & 4

Polly’s Love Story Returns

We’re looking forward to the imminent return of UK Theatre Awardwinning Polly Lister and her popular one woman show – I Was A Wife. Polly premiered her autobiographical play – the first she’d written – here a year ago and it received such a great response including many standing ovations,...

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The Dukes New Season To Treasure

A 30th anniversary celebration of outdoor walkabout theatre and two thought provoking homegrown dramas add sparkle to our new season here at The Dukes. Our reputation for producing the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre season was recognised last year with a UK Theatre Award for the Best Show for Children and Young...

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Listen Up For Port Stories

A former Coronation Street favourite is among a cast bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life in audio dramas we’re launching on First Friday, December 2. Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper in the popular soap, joins seven other actors in Port Stories, an exciting new Dukes project which recently received...

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