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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.

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.