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Nigel Farage Lancaster appearance cancelled

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage was due to make an appearance at the Lancaster Grand Theatre in October.

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Bernard Gladstone with teh Mad Hatter's hat, bringing back memories of The Dukes production of Alice in Wonderland in 1997.

Lancaster theatre’s biggest fan has garden full of props

Bernard Gladstone just has to wander down his garden path to be reminded of 30 years of The Dukes summer outdoor walkabout shows.

Jason Donovan will be coming to Lancaster. Picture by Jessica Traetto.

Lancaster Grand theatre announces new season

Russell Watson, Heather Small, Jason Manford, Jason Donovan and Alexander O’Neal are just some of the stars appearing at a Lancaster venue this season.

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The opening scene of imitating the dogs Nocturnes. Photo by Sodium

Lancaster professor’s new play

A Lancaster University professor has co-authored and co-directed a new piece of theatre which has been selected by the British Council Showcase for this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

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Some Port Stories community artists, Shane Johnstone, front, from left, Bob and Paula Ashworth, Zylpha Thomson and The Dukes Associate Director, Alex Summers. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Lancaster’s maritime past brought to life

The history of Lancaster’s maritime past is brought to life in audio dramas, films and artwork on a newly launched website.

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The shark puppet which could be swimming its way to you.

Chance to bid for Lancaster shark prop

There’s a chance to buy a souvenir to treasure from this summer’s Dukes 30th anniversary outdoor production.

The Winter Gardens will hold a celebration day for The Beatles.

Beatles Day at Morecambe Winter Gardens

Fans of the Beatles are in for a treat this weekend.

Milkshake! Live will be coming to the Lancaster Grand Theatre in February 2018.

TV’s Milkshake! comes to Lancaster

Bob The Builder, Fireman Sam and Noddy will soon be dancing in Lancaster as a popular TV network pays a visit.

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Alex Summers

Lancaster storm play to capture real life stories of Desmond

A new play exploring the affects that Storm Desmond had on people’s lives in Lancaster and Morecambe is starting to take shape.

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The cast of Illyria at Williamson Park, Lancaster.

Lancaster park welcomes more outdoor performances

Williamson Park in Lancaster will host two more outdoor theatre productions this August in its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell.

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Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

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A scene from Jailhouse Rock. Picture by Ronald Grant Archive.

Elvis film screened at Lancaster theatre

There will be a rock and roll theme to the next Dukes film screening for people with dementia, their friends and family.

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The organisers of Bard at the Beach.

Shakespeare festival returns to Morecambe

Once more unto the beach, dear friends for the return of the town’s Shakespeare extravaganza.

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Alexander ONeal will perform at the Lancaster Grand.

Lancaster debut for soul singer Alexander O’Neal

Tickets are now on sale for a chance to see a famous soul singer who will perform at a Lancaster theatre for the first time.

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Spend the day as a wizard at Leighton Hall

Spend the day as a wizard at Leighton Hall

Mystical minds need to look no further as a spellbinding experience at Leighton Hall awaits.

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The Dukes chief executive Ian Wadeson receives the Best Theatre Production Award from Helen Nugent, Northern Soul Founder and Editor. Picture by Chris Payne.

Lancaster theatre double award delight

The Dukes is the life and soul of the North for cinema and plays after scooping two new awards.

Harriet Walter in a Dukes production during the 1970s.

Dame Harriet Walter returns to Lancaster theatre

Dame Harriet Walter, who graced The Dukes stage in the seventies, is due to ‘appear’ at the Lancaster theatre again this summer.

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Jimmy Tarbuck.

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck to give talk in Lancaster

Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps the London Palladium for Lancaster this month.

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Paul Kerensa. Picture by Steve Fanstone.

Miranda writer to perform in Morecambe

A writer from two of Britain’s best-loved modern sitcoms is coming to Morecambe later this month for a night of stand-up in aid of charity.

Franklin Hart Junior (played by Ray Jenkinson) is tied up and held captive by (left to right)  Judy (Hannah Morris),  Doralee (Sophie Butler), Violet (Alison Birtle) as part of the 9 to 5 musical by Morecambe Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (MAODS). Picture by John Atkinson.

REVIEW: 9 to 5 the musical, Lancaster

Raucous, racy, rumBUSTious - Lancaster’s Grand Theatre can’t have experienced too many eye-popping amateur productions on this scale, as an office full of Dolly Partons threw off their inhibitions, and a little more besides, to strike a blow for women.

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