The Dukes Launches Beautiful Autumn Season

June 21, 2018 - 9:00am

The Dukes Launches Beautiful Autumn Season

The 25th anniversary of Beautiful Thing will be celebrated with a new production at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre this autumn.

Tobacco Factory Theatres in association with the award winning Lancaster theatre will present this razor-sharp depiction of life and love on a post-war council estate from November 6-10.

Johnathan Harvey’s play will feature pop songs from the Sixties and Nineties performed live each night by a local community choir.

“I’m delighted to be collaborating on the 25th-anniversary production of this classic coming-of-age love story which I know will leave audiences feeling joyful,” said The Dukes Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon.

Sarah will be adapting and directing The Dukes homegrown offering for Christmas - Peter Pan.

Performed in The Round, this inventive, witty and uniquely Dukes’ version of the classic tale runs from November 23-January 5.

Concluding The Dukes new homegrown season will be the premiere of Nick Ahad’s play Glory which will take audiences inside the wrestling ring to experience a bloody, sweaty, gutsy and surprisingly funny story about what people will do to achieve glory.

Produced with Red Ladder in association with Tamasha, Glory runs from February 21-March 2, 2019.

Among the highlights of The Dukes’ visiting drama, the season will be Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’s production of Henry V (October 16-20); War With The Newts (September 26); Silence (October 30) and new musical A Super Happy Story (October 23-24).

Autumn and winter at The Dukes will also see a busy season of family theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, music and storytelling.
To book tickets for any of the new season events, ring The Dukes’ box office on 01524 598500 or visit