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Lancaster Footlights Club

Most performances at The Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster LA1 1NL. Tel. 01524 846329. Footlights is a thriving amateur drama group which takes a professional approach to its work.  

The Witches (based on the story by Roald Dahl)

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 14:00 at Grand Theatre, Lancaster LA1 1NL

The Witches (based on the story by Roald Dahl)

Repeats every day until Sat Feb 10 2018. Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 19:30 at Grand Theatre, Lancaster LA1 1NL

Gregg Wallace - Gregg on Food

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 19:30 at Grand Theatre, Lancaster LA1 1NL

Variety Show for Mental Awareness

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 19:30 at Grand Theatre, Lancaster LA1 1NL

Footlights present: Our Country's Good

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 14:30 at Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster LA1 1NL

Footlights present: Our Country's Good

Repeats every day until Sat Oct 14 2017. Also includes Fri Oct 20 2017.Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 19:00 at Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster LA1 1NL

"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.

Review: A View from the Bridge - Lancaster Footlights

28/2/14: A View from the Bridge The cast Performed by Lancaster Footlightsdirected by Carol Williamsonat The Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, LancasterTuesday 18 to Saturday 22 February 2014 at 7.30pm.

Lancaster Footlights to stage Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"

16/1/14: “He was a good man, as he had to be, in a life that was hard and even.” Lancaster Footlights is to present Arthur Miller's iconic play A View from the Bridge at The Grand, Lancaster, in February. First produced in 1955, this is the story where Arthur Miller confronts the great American dream.

Get ready for Panto!

12/12/12: ITV have released this behind-the-scenes promotional image for Panto!, a festive comedy dram airing on Boxing Day, shot in and around Lancaster recently. Liverpool comedian John Bishop and Sheridan Smith lead an all-star cast in Panto!.

In Review: A Taste of Dickens - Grand Theatre

12/9/12: Michael Nunn Lancaster Theatre Productions:A Taste Of Dickens An Evening of Rehearsed Readingsto celebrate the bicentenaryof the birth of Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) Devised, written and directed by Michael Nunn performed at The Grand Theatre, Lancaster, and served with a Victorian Buffet in the Interval.

Grand serves up 'A Taste of Dickens'

4/9/12: Lancastrians are cordially invited to A Taste of Dickens - a newly-devised celebration of Charles Dickens, to be held at the Lancaster Grand Theatre, this Friday (7th September 2012).

In review: Sense and Sensibility

23/3/12: Jane Austen would surely have enjoyed Chapterhouse Theatre Company’s production of Sense and Sensibility, which transfers beautifully to the stage - in this case, at the Lancaster Grand.

Guys and Dolls at the Grand in May

3/3/12: Just why has gambler Sky Masterson taken the Salvation Army doll to Havana? Why is Miss Adelaide furious with fiancé Nathan and what has she done with the 5 children? How many pies can Mr Johnson eat without exploding? Who is ‘Society’ Max and what’s his sideline?

Protests at Lancaster's Miss England Beauty Contest - Stopping the traffic?

22/5/11: When NLP hypnotherapist Mark Darlington organised a beauty pageant for for young, single women without children in Lancaster, he picked the wrong town.

This week at the Grand: Girl Traffic

16/5/11: Sneaking into the Grand Theatre this Friday is the 'local heat' of the Miss England pageant. You won't find the Miss Morecambe & Lancaster competition listed on the Grand's website. You aren't invited! This pageant is a private treat whereby a certain type of 'sponsor' can buy access to young female hopefuls.

Footlights takes on Daphne Du Maurier

13/4/11: The Grand will be dreaming of Manderlay all week as Lancaster Footlights presents Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. In the play, based on the novel first published in 1938 that made du Maurier one of the most popular writers of her time, Maxim de Winter marries a woman half his age only a year after the death of his first wife - the beautiful and accomplished Rebecca.

Life is a 'Cabaret' for Grammar School students

8/3/11: The cast of Cabaret, this year's joint musical show from students of Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Girls' Grammar School. Photo: John Charles Taylor ( from Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School are taking on the grim but compelling play Cabaret for their joint theatre production at Lancaster's Grand Theatre later this month.

Fall under the 'Godspell'

5/10/09: Local theatre group, About Theatre will stage what's believed to be the first ever production of Stephen Schwartz’ Godspell in Lancaster in November – the first of the religious rock operas and a modern day retelling of the New Testament parables.