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New Season at The Dukes

Looking forward to 2017, The Dukes will be marking the 30th anniversary of walkabout theatre and two thought-provoking homegrown drama to add sparkle to the new season here in Lancaster.


The Dukes' reputation for producing the UK's best outdoor walkabout theatre season was recognised this year (2016) with the UK Theatre Award for the Best Show for Children and Young People. In 2017, The Dukes celebrates 30 years of promenading in Williamson Park with an adaptation of Treasure Island that you can see from July 4 to August 12, 2017. Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale will be given a thrilling new twist by the award-winning team who produced the sell-out production of The Hobbit in 2016.

i was a wife

Launching The Dukes homegrown season on February 15, 2017 after its successful run in 2016, will be the return of I Was A Wife written and performed by 2015 UK Theatre Award-winning actor, Polly Lister.

This raw and comic journey through marriage is told with the help of characters Polly has portrayed along the way, including the witch she played in The Dukes 2014 outdoor production of Hansel & Gretel.

I Was A Wife, which was a result of The Dukes commitment to new writing, runs in Lancaster from February 15-22, 2017 and on March 3-4, 2017 before touring nationally.


From April 27-May 6, 2017 The Dukes will be visiting another Island – the one created by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona.

Joining forces once again with The Theatre Chipping Norton, The Dukes presents The Island, a great drama of defiance and determination drawing on stories from Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 27 years.


For more information and to book tickets, phone The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit The Dukes website

Please note that bookings via the website have a £1 transaction fee.  


visual idDon't forget that there is also Pinocchio in The Round until January 7, 2017.