New Season Of Comedy Capers

July 19, 2017 - 9:00am

New Season Of Comedy Capers


James Acaster, Mark Thomas and Slightly Fat Features make welcome returns to the comedy scene at The Dukes this autumn.

James’s Classic Scrapes Book Tour celebrates the release of this popular comedian’s first book this year.

Unfortunately for James, fame and critical acclaim haven’t prevented him for ending up in a breathtaking amount of farcical misadventures which he’ll recall at the Lancaster theatre on November 18. Tickets are priced £16.

Another Dukes favourite, Mark Thomas, brings his Show That Gambles On The Future on November 29. He attempts to discover what the future has in store by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audience before gambling on their outcome. Tickets are priced £16/£12 concessions.

If you’re a fan of chaotic comedy and variety, Slightly Fat Features Christmas Cabaret calls into The Dukes on December 8 and 9 direct from Sunday Night at The London Palladium prior to their West End run. Tickets are £16/£14 concessions.

Making their Dukes debut by kicking off the autumn comedy season on October 14 are Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

Experiments guy, Steve Mould; geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.

In Lancaster, they’ll buff up a veritable Periodic Table of new songs, science and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Tickets are £17.50/£14 concessions.

Sarah Millican launches her new national tour at The Dukes on January 13 but tickets for her show have already sold out.

The Dukes is also looking forward to an entertaining homegrown drama season this autumn with Blackout from October 13-November 3 and a festive production of Aladdin from November 24-January 6.

And among the highlights of a packed visiting programme of drama are The Suitcase(September 27-29); Waiting For Godot(November 7-11); Not About Heroes(October 24 and 25) and Private Lives(February 6 and 7).

To book tickets for any of the new season events, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit