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Kids Go Nuts For Chester

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:00 at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Owdyado Theatre Co present: “A View from the Edge”

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 19:30 at Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside, LA5 0DF

Michael Nunn - An Obituary

27/2/17: It was with deepest regret that we heard this week of the death of Lancaster 'boulevardier' Michael Nunn, (pictured above at his Civil Partnership ceremony with John Burkinshaw). Michael, among his many accomplishments, was the Principal Virtual-Lancaster Arts Correspondent from 2003 - 2006.

Lancaster Litfest 2017 makes March bigger on the inside

21/2/17: Lancaster LitFest 2017 celebrates its 38th year throughout March with a fabulously varied programme of events celebrating writers and writing - and you can download the programme here. The first weekend (March 4 + 5)starts off bigger on the inside with a fantastic Doctor Who-flavoured event (cosp

Let the Dukes add a touch of drama to your 2017

28/12/16: 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.

Actress Cherylee Houston Appeals for New Honorary Patrons for The Dukes

27/6/16: Cherylee Houston, Honorary Patron of The Dukes. Photo:The DukesAs fans of Coronation Street will know, one of The Dukes Honorary Patrons, actress Cherylee Houston,has been at the centre of a major storyline recently - but that didn't stop her taking time out to support the theatre.

Review: 'Your Country Needs You..' - Dukes Young Actors & Young Company

24/3/14: Photo by Darren AndrewsYour country needs you (but I don’t need my country …) presented by The Dukes Young Actors and Young Company directed by Louie Ingham and The Company in The Round at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 March 2014 at 7.30pm.

Inner State Theatre Co.

Andy Andrews and Christine Bissell are a splendidly versatile two person theatre company of national repute.  

Third Fringe Festival date for 'Rom Com' local girl

12/7/12: Local actress Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton in Rom Com ConClearly a glutton for punishment, local actress Lizzy Mace is taking a touring show which enjoyed breakthrough success at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival back to Scotland's capital next month.

Young Dukes team in line for national award

28/9/10: The Dukes Creative Learning Department has reached the finals of a prestigious national competition.

In Review: My Mother Said I Never Should

10/2/10: Now showing until Saturday 27 February 2010, the Dukes' production of 'My Mother Said I Never Should' is a beautifully and cleverly interwoven observation of women's lives over three generations. Like a tapestry with different coloured textured threads – each thread representing the choices open to the women.

In Review: Of Mice and Men

4/10/09: By John Steinbeck; Directed by Kevin Dyer The Dukes, Thursday 24th September – Sunday 24th October Review by John Freeman The Dukes publicity describes John Steinbeck's own play of his powerful novel of ranch hands, death and yes, mice, as one of the true American classics.

Watch out for the Vegetable Nannies!

17/2/09: The Dukes and Lancaster University's Nuffield Theatre are celebrating the launch of ‘A Night Less Ordinary', a new national scheme that’s allowing the two theatre venues to team up and offer thousands of free tickets to local young people under the age of 26.

Sabbat Run Extended at Dukes after Sell Out Success

6/2/09: Lancaster's Dukes Theatre has added an extra week of performances to the run of its Lancashire Witch play, Sabbat. This unprecedented step has been taken due to more people booking tickets for the production than any other in recent memory. “We’re thrilled to be extending the run of Sabbat," says Dukes Director Joe Sumsion.

Spring Season At The Nuffield

13/1/09: Following up on our Free Theatre Tickets Story, the Spring Season at the Lancaster University's Nuffield Theatre features a number of Nuffield commissions and co-productions, including exciting new project from Sonia Hughes (Weeding Cane).

Free Theatre Tickets For Young People

13/1/09: The Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University and The Dukes in Lancaster have been awarded £30,000 to fund 6000 free theatre tickets for young people. The tickets for a range of live shows will be available for young people under 26 over a two year period. The scheme, which starts this February, is aimed at attracting younger audiences to the theatre.

Sabbat at The Dukes

12/1/09: A new play based on the story of the Lancashire Witches is set to open at Lancaster's The Dukes this month. Sabbat, which opens on Thursday 29 January, attempts to unravel the mysteries behind one of England’s most famous legal trials and imagines the events leading up to the execution of the witches at Lancaster Castle in 1612.

Student Drama at the Dukes

15/12/08: University of Cumbria third year Drama students will be producing and performing two popular family based comedies at The Dukes, Lancaster in January. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall's Billy Liar runs from 14 to 17 January and Laura Wade's Colder Than Here runs from 21 to 24 January.

Talking Birds at the Nuffield

24/11/08: Pioneering theatre company Talking Birds come to the Nuffield, Lancaster this December with a funny, musical, slightly chaotic Christmas show for those who like their seasonal fare skewed and a little bit heartbreaking Trevor Goose and his Dark Night of Lights attempts to tell the story of The Little Matchgirl, but internal difficulties with the band - Hans Christian and the Andersons – as well...

In Pictures: Sleeping Beauty at The Dukes

21/11/08: Here are some images from the The Dukes new show, Sleeping Beauty, which opens tonight, 21st November, and runs until 3rd January.