Scratch Night

The Dukes Scratch Night

Following on from the success of our September 2018 Scratch evening; we’re now welcoming applications for our next Scratch event on Friday 18 January 2019. Each of the performances in our BASE Scratch Night will last up to 20 minutes and we’ll aim to programme up to four in the...

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Ian McKellen To Make His Dukes Debut

We are excited to announce that Sir Ian McKellen will make his Dukes debut next May to celebrate his 80th birthday year. The acclaimed actor of stage and screen will bring his new solo show here on May 28, 2019 – just three days after his actual birthday – during...

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The Community Choir in rehearsal for Beautiful Thing at The Dukes

Beautiful Thing Hits The High Notes

Our very own community choir will take you back to the Sixties and Nineties when it appears in Beautiful Thing from next Tuesday. The choir was recruited from across the Lancaster district and has been rehearsing with More Music’s Artistic Director, Loz Kaye for performances which take place until November...

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Peter Pan Cast Fly In!

We’re excited to report that the cast of Peter Pan have flown in today! Helen Longworth and Dora Rubinstein will be familiar to those of you who came along to last year’s production of Aladdin and they will be joined by Dukes newbies, Gareth Morgan, Jason Patel and Henry Mettle....

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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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Join Our Beautiful Choir

There are still a few places left to join our community choir who will perform during a forthcoming production of Beautiful Thing. Intensive choir rehearsals start on October 12 for the 25th anniversary production of this iconic story which will be performed here from November 6-10. We are collaborating with...

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Hull Showcase at New Diorama Theatre

Spreading A Little Happiness At The Dukes

There’s two chances to enjoy a Best Musical Awardwinning show guaranteed to make you smile here at The Dukes this October. A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) wowed crowds and critics alike at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe where it won the Best Musical and Fringe First awards. And...

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Once More Unto The Dukes For Henry V

We’re delighted to welcome back Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory in October with their new production of Henry V. And playing the title role will be Ben Hall, an actor with a strong theatrical pedigree. Ben, who appeared in the first two series of popular television drama, The Durrells, is...

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The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure is at The Dukes in October

Show To Sweep Families Off Their Feet

Our very own Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon has written a family show which sweeps into The Dukes this October. The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure aims to inspire the next generation of problem-solvers and is an interactive show aimed at children aged 7-10 and their grown-ups. Performed in The Round, the...

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