Lancaster Hobbit's opening night gets standing ovation

Hundreds packed out Williamson Park in Lancaster as the outdoor version of the Hobbit premiered.

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 2:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 4:52 pm
A goblin makes his entrance.

Some 360 people attended the Dukes Theatre’s first performance on Tuesday night which received a standing ovation and the first three Saturday performances are already sold out.

A Dukes spokesperson said: “The Dukes is delighted with the reaction to The Hobbit since it opened on Tuesday with a standing ovation.

“This outdoor version of the Tolkien classic really seems to have struck a chord with people of all ages so we’re looking forward to one of our most successful outdoor seasons in recent years.”

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A goblin makes his entrance.

Tickets are available throughout the run which ends on August 13 on 01524 598500.

A goblin makes his entrance.