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Freezing Fun With Climbing Comedian

Andy KirkpatrickVisit the world’s coldest mountains in the company of a unique storyteller and comedian without leaving the warmth of a Lancaster theatre this December.

Andy Kirkpatrick makes a welcome return to The Dukes on December 2 with his new show – Cold Mountain.

Andy has climbed in some of the most inhospitable places on earth from Greenland to Alaska, Patagonia to Antarctica.

In Cold Mountain, he takes up where his last tour finished, arriving in Antarctica with the dream of climbing the ‘hardest mountain in the world’ then on to further cold adventures in Alaska, Norway and Patagonia.

December’s show will be a mash-up of Andy’s thoughts and experiences, good times and bad, laughter and maybe some tears.

Tickets are priced at £15/£13 concessions(a £1 per transaction fee applies to online bookings). For more information and to book, call The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit The Dukes website

Moving Picturehouse En Route To Williamson Park, Lancaster

A lorryload of love will stop in Lancaster this November for a cinema experience like no other.

The Dukes will bring The Incredible Moving Picturehouse to Williamson Park from November 13-26 with screenings during the daytime and evening.

In a unique spectacle, The Incredible Moving Picturehouse transforms from an unassuming lorry into an indoor 100-seat mobile cinema which will be based at the foot of the Ashton Memorial for two weeks.

Step inside and enjoy a packed programme including a season of films all about love plus fascinating real-life documentaries.

The Incredible Moving Picturehouse puts the show on the road - literally. The UK’s only HGV-based mobile cinema screen is equipped with digital projection, temperature control and comfortable seats.

As part of the British Film Institute’s national season of LOVE, The Dukes will present a fortnight of films in The Incredible Moving Picturehouse.

A Beautiful Way To Spend Christmas

beauty and the beast visual identityA beastly tale beautifully told will entertain audiences at The Dukes in Lancaster this festive season.

Beauty and the Beast, which runs from November 20, 2015 to January 2, 2016, is a classic fairytale full of adventure, fun, wonderful characters and drama.

The audience is invited to join Belle as she leaves her family and ventures deep into the forest towards the magical castle. There she confronts the Beast, a grizzly and gruesome creature who’s in hiding from the world.

Can the Beast soften and change during Belle’s stay in his home or must Belle look beyond his grotesque appearance to what really matters?

Performed in The Round, this new version of Beauty and the Beast has been adapted by the Lancaster-based writer and father-of-two, Eddie Robson.

It promises to be a feelgood festive treat for all the family and is the perfect Christmas play for anyone aged 5 plus.

Beauty and the Beast is the fourth Dukes Christmas production in The Round to be directed by Joe Sumsion who saw a version of this fairytale when he made his first ever theatre visit to The Dukes in 1973 aged 5.

He said: “Beauty and the Beast is a fantastic, rich and moving story – the best of all fairytales for my money. It’s about the idea of true beauty and how it could be that a young, beautiful woman would fall for a hideous beast. Presenting this story in The Round, with the audience in touching distance of the characters, will give it an extra frisson.”

Beauty and the Beast is the highlight of The Dukes festive season which also includes a Christmas Cabaret with Slightly Fat Features on December 10 & 11 and a selection of seasonal film screenings.

Read our review of Beauty And The Beast

To book tickets for Beauty and the Beast, ring The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit (opens The Dukes website in a new window)

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A Tender Thing

Opening Thursday 1 October until Saturday 17 October 2015, Shakespear's greatest love story retold . . .

 a tender thing





















more information - The Dukes website