The cast of Lancastrians which is touring the county this April and May

Lancaster Life Inspires New Play

We’re delighted to say that the countywide tour of Lancastrians is arriving here this week. Lancastrians features the real words of some of the 500 people interviewed by Chorley-based Junction 8 Theatre, one of our associate companies. Among the voices featured in this new play are a homeless woman who...

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The cast of Lancastrians. Front centre, Roberta Kerry; left Natasha Patel; right Matthew Durkan

New Play Gives Lancastrians A Voice

We’re delighted that Junction 8 Theatre, one of our Associate Companies, is to tour a new play about Lancashire by its people across the county this spring. Lancastrians features the real words of some of the 500 people interviewed by the Chorley-based theatre company. Their stories and thoughts about Lancashire...

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Basking In The Glory Of Star Reviews

We’ve had some Glorious reviews for our latest production. The Guardian’s 4-star review of Glory claimed “It has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall” while the British Theatre Guide described Glory as “no-holds-barred live theatre of the first order.” And the SCAN reviewer from Lancaster...

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The cast of Glory which premieres at The Dukes theatre from February 21-March 2 before touring nationally

It’s All A-bout Glory At The Dukes

Our Round theatre has now been transformed into a wrestling ring, so excitement is mounting for the premiere of our latest homegrown play – Glory – tonight. As British wrestling experiences a resurgence across the UK, Glory will immerse audiences into the eccentric world of the sport where the characters...

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Christian Flynn, right, with Glory cast members

Who Inspired Glory?

Men from the wrestling and boxing scene in the Lancaster and Morecambe area have helped to inspire our next homegrown play. Glory, set in the larger than life world of wrestling, receives its world premiere here from February 21-March 2 before touring nationally. And much of it was developed following...

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Jameela Heads For Glory

Hi, my name is Jameela and I’m excited to be working as an assistant director on Glory, The Dukes co-production with Red Ladder, which is set in the world of Northern entertainment wrestling and opens here on February 21. It will be an interesting learning curve for me as the...

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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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