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Autumn 2017 at The Dukes
Looking forward to autumn is not usually a good, the prospect of shorter days and cooler temperatures doesn't fill us with joy, but The Dukes will be brightening up autumn with two homegrown productions. Both will be something good to look forward to.
Blackout is a new play by Sarah McDonald-Hughes, inspired by true testimony from some of the 100,000 people who lived through a 48-hour power cut across Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth caused by Storm Desmond in December 2015.
A thrilling account of the chaos, bewilderment and camaraderie of those who weathered the storm together, Blackout will be staged from October 13, 2017. Its final performance on November 3, 2017 coincides with the start of the Light Up Lancaster festival.
Director, Alex Summers said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from more than 250 residents, community organisations, local government, emergency responders, national agencies and researchers. We thank them for making this celebration of the district’s resilience possible.”
Blackout will be exciting because it brings local events and memories back to life.
Christmas would not be Christmas without a Christmas production from The Dukes, and this year we can all look forward to Aladdin. The Dukes new Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon will make her debut at the Lancaster theatre with Aladdin which runs from November 24, 2017 -to January 6, 2018.
Mike Kenny’s delightful adaptation brings Aladdin flying onto the stage of The Round in a whirlwind of magic and music, laughter and sparkle.
Sarah said: “I’m a huge fan of Mike’s awardwinning writing and am delighted to be able to work with him on this energetic take on a much-loved tale.”
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.