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Let the Dukes add a touch of drama to your 2017

Chris Satori

From new versions of classic stories to a no-holds-barred production of Trainspotting, there’s a varied year of visiting drama ahead at The Dukes.

The Lancaster theatre’s new spring/summer season will see the return of Northern Broadsides with their adaptation of the romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac from March 28-April 1 and making their Dukes debut from May 9-13 with their production of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey will be Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Also new to The Dukes is the King’s Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre’s 21st anniversary production of Trainspotting from June 1-3 which promises to be as passionate and controversial as the famous novel.

And two more highlights of The Dukes delicious new visiting drama season will be part play, part cookery demonstration, The Chef Show, on January 13 and 14; and Made In India, a thrilling new play about motherhood and blood ties between women and nations from March 2-4.

The Dukes commitment to hosting top drama touring the country runs alongside its own programme of quality homegrown productions.

The Dukes will produce I Was A Wife from February 15-22 and March 3-4 before it also goes on tour and it will co-produce The Island with Chipping Norton Theatre from April 27-May 6.

And from July 4-August 12, The Dukes celebrates 30 years of promenading in the park with an adaptation of Treasure Island.

To book tickets for any of the new season events, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit