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The Tiger Who Came To The Dukes - This April!

22/3/19: Direct from a smash hit West End season, Judith Kerr's The Tiger Who Came to Tea has returned to the stage, celebrating its tenth year as a spectacular kid’s play - and it's on at The Dukes, Lancaster, in April.

The Moon Under Water

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 20:00 at The Gregson Centre

The Midnight Soup

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 19:30 at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

The Midnight Soup

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 13:30 at More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT

Shakespeare Returns to Lancaster Castle, call goes out for actors from Attic Door Productions

22/2/17: When Demi Paradise retired from performing Shakespeare after 16 years and 10 phenomenal performances at Lancaster Castle, it looked like the Bard would no longer be leading audiences around the historic courts and keeps of Lancaster’s historic Castle. Enter Stage Right!

Former Corrie star makes The Dukes a port of call for special maritime heritage project

24/11/16: Julie HesmondhalghA former Coronation Street favourite is among a cast bringing Lancaster’s maritime heritage to life in audio dramas launched on Friday 2nd December. 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 Heritage Lottery Fund support.

New Drama Sees Lancaster's Storm Memories Flooding Back

7/9/16: Photo: Cat Smith “The floods of December 2015 will go down in the collective memory of Lancaster as the days which brought the city together through adversity… Alternative Outcomes’ perspective on that night has come together in a creative expression of community.” Lancaster Fleetwood MP, Cat Smith When the lights went out all over Lancaster in December following Storm Desmond, it brought the...

Wind in the Willows at Lancaster Castle tonight

5/8/16: A quick reminder that The Wind in the Willows is coming to Lancaster Castle today. After last year's sell out production of Alice in Wonderland, Attic Door will be returning to this historic building today, Friday 5th and tomorrow, Saturday 6th August, at 6.00pm and 8.00pm in a brand new family friendly promenade production.

Morecambe's Attic Door Prductions bring Wind in the Willows to Lancaster Castle

26/7/16: Lancaster Castle is the setting for a new outdoor theatre adaptation of The Wind in the Willows in August. The show is being performed on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August at 6.00pm and 8.00pm, produced by Attic Door Productions, based in Morecambe.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Takes Over Lancaster Library

27/6/16: A photo from rehearsals for A Midsummer Night's Dream, withChad Porter as Demetrius and Laura Shepherd as Helena. Image: ElartLancaster Library is host to a lively version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the comedy written by William Shakespeare portraying the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta - brought to Lancaster by local group Elart.

Midsummer Marquee Comes to St. John's Hospice

18/5/16: For ten days in June, the front garden at St John’s Hospice, which provides free palliative care to patients with life shortening conditions, will be transformed into The Midsummer Marquee - hosting a series of fabulous events as part of the charity's 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Williamson Park Set to Stage Classic Roald Dahl Play

6/5/16: Lancaster's Williamson Park will host an outdoor theatre production later this month. Roald Dahl favourite Danny the Champion of the World has been adapted by theatre company Illyria for a performance in the park on Monday 30th May at 3.00pm. The story follows Danny and his devoted father who live in a caravan and operate the village’s local petrol station and garage.

Lancaster Castle to host Shakespeare anniversary celebration show, Measures for Mesure

23/1/16: Lancaster Castle is raising the curtain on a brand new production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measurein February. The show is being performed from Thursday 25th February until Saturday 19th March. Tickets are available from 9.30am on Monday 25th January.

Local Theatre Company Seeks New Blood for Morecambe Shakespeare Show

13/1/16: Poster art by Arfon JonesAward-winning theatre company Attic Door Productions will be holding auditions for their production of The Tempest, which will be performed at The Winter Gardens Morecambe as part of Bard by the Beach - Shakespeare Festival in April.

Warm Up With The Winter’s Tale at The Dukes

2/11/15: There’ll be a warm welcome for Northern Broadsides when they return to The Dukes later this month with their well-timed version of The Winter’s Tale. Among the cast of this updated version of the Shakespeare play, which runs from 10th - 14th November, will be two faces familiar to Dukes audiences.

Local Group Spotlight: The Hornby Occasionals

31/7/15: A scene from HMS Pinafore, performed by the Hornby Occasionals The Hornby Occasionals are a 32-year old operatic society which performs a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at Hornby Institute, Hornby, Lancaster, where they also meet and rehearse. Their next show will be Iolanthe, which will be performed in mid-March, just before Easter.

Dukes "Oliver Twist" - Sneak Peek at this year's Walkabout show!

30/6/15: Oliver (Jerome Thompson) on the run with Dodger (Josie Cerise) and Fagin (Russell Richardson) in The Dukes "Oliver Twist". Photo: Darren AndrewsThere’s a Twist to the UK’s biggest outdoor walkabout theatre event held in Lancaster this summer. The award-winning Dukes theatre will present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ popular story – Oliver Twist – from 3rd July until 15th August.

"Evita" comes to Lancaster in June

15/5/15: The Morecambe Amateur Operatic and Drama Society is bringing the highly acclaimed musical, Evita, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to Lancaster for the first time in June, at the Lancaster Grand Theatre. Told entirely in song, the story charts the rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of the nation after marrying the miltary turned president, Juan Peron.

Dukes seeks new Board Members

12/11/14: Robin Hood, just one of many successful Dukes shows in recent years. Photo: The Dukes The Dukes, Lancaster is seeking new independent directors to help plan the next phase of its development. The Dukes is a producing theatre, independent cinema and creativity centre and an essential part of Lancashire and Lancaster life.

Dukes steps back to the turn of the 20th Century for "The Life and Times of Mitchell & Kenyon"

16/4/14: Here are a selection of production shots for The Life And Times Of Mitchell Kenyon which runs at The Dukes in Lancaster from 19th April until 10th May and at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from 15th - 31st May. Blackburn, 1995. In a dusty old shop two workmen make a startling discovery when they unearth a treasure trove of film reels once thought lost to the ages. Blackburn, 1897.