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Love Morecambe Bay? Tell the Dukes why...

John Freeman
What do you love about Morecambe Bay?

The Dukes is asking locals and visitors to share their love for the beautiful bay to coincide with the opening of Quicksand, a new play inspired by its landscape.

Do you have stories about growing up on the bay or just love the inspiring landscape and Lakeland views?

Perhaps you fell in love while watching the sun set over the sands or remember taking part in a cross bay walk, fishing in its waters, or travelling around the bay on what must be one of the country’s most scenic train routes?

Whatever the reason for loving Morecambe Bay, The Dukes wants to hear from you. Special postcards where you can jot down your memories are available from the Moor Lane theatre in Lancaster.

Alternatively, you can email your comments or photos to or visit the Quicksand blog at

Memories and photos received will be displayed at The Dukes during the run of Quicksand and will be available to read on the theatre’s website.

Dukes director, Joe Sumsion, has already got the ball rolling with his particularly romantic memory of Morecambe Bay.

He said: “For me the bay is beautiful, inspiring and very romantic – and I have a lot to thank it for.

“In 1994 when I was out to impress Jilly, my new girlfriend, I brought her to Morecambe for the weekend. The sunset that Saturday, viewed from the Midland Hotel was wonderful.

"It must have been good – we soon moved to the seaside and were married three years later”.

Joe will be directing the world premiere of Quicksand, a story of forbidden love set on Morecambe Bay.

This co-production opens at The Dukes on 27th January and runs until 12th February before transferring to Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake from 16th - 26th February.

• For tickets priced £5-16, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or