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Witches and Greeks Storm The Dukes!

17/11/08: As the final touches of Christmas magic are added to its upcoming festive show Sleeping Beauty, The Dukes has announced its new Spring season of touring and Home Grown work, which includes a dramatic new tale based on the famous Pendle Witches and an outdoor adventure in Williamson Park with Jason and the Argonauts.

‘Hamlet’ Runner Up for Major Fringe Theatre Award

11/11/08: Local theatre company demi-paradise's production of Hamlet at Lancaster Castle this spring was runner up for the 2008 Equity Ensemble Award, part of the long established Peter Brook/Empty Space Awards. The prize was won by Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) for its multi-media national touring production of ‘1927’.

Arts Council savaged on cuts

18/1/08: The Financial Times reported earlier this week that Nicholas Hytner, the director of the National Theatre, has launched a scathing attack on Arts Council England for its handling of this year’s grant allocation, which saw almost 200 institutions have their funding withdrawn, including local arts organisations in the Lancaster area.The plans were announced just before Christmas, with organisations...

Hamlet Takes Over the Castle

18/1/08: Lancaster’s ancient working castle is to make a perfect stand in for the palace of Elsinore as one of the country’s most exciting site-specific professional theatre companies prepares to present its indoor promenade production of the Bard’s famous (and most quoted) drama, Hamlet, next month. Rehearsals have already begun at the castle for the new production.

Borrowdale Johnny

5/9/07: 12th October 2007 Borrowdale Johnny 7.30pm Arnside Educational Institute, Arnside. Ticket prices: £6 adults, £4 children, £15 family (2+2).

Don’t miss the Party

5/9/07: About Theatre - a group of local actors/friends - have teamed up to stage the first ever performance in the Lancaster district of Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together musical review as a tribute to their good friend Roger Bradley – with all proceeds to Melanoma Charities and the Grand Theatre project.