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New season of drama at The Dukes

Ben Hall as Henry V which visits The Dukes from October 16-20.
Ben Hall as Henry V which visits The Dukes from October 16-20.

A new production of Henry V will be the crowning glory of a varied season of drama visiting The Dukes.

The ever popular theatre company, Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory returns to Lancaster with this thrilling examination of the nature of power from October 16-20.

If trying completely new theatre is more your scene, there’s four very different shows to enjoy in The Round during the forthcoming season.

Following their visit to The Dukes earlier this year with Bin Laden: The One Man Show, Knaïve Theatre returns with War With The Newts on September 26, a contemporary re-imagining of Karel Čapek’s apocalyptic science-fiction satire. A new cabaret musical written by Olivier Award winner, Jon Brittain, makes its way to The Dukes on October 23-24. A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) explains, sings and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. On October 30, there’s just one chance to catch Silence, a funny and fascinating new play which hurtles between Warsaw and London over two decades and three generations of a Polish-British family.

The visiting drama season ends on November 2 with Feral, following performer Sonya Moorhead as she protests against domesticity in a show which also features live music. As well as hosting touring companies, The Dukes will be presenting its own homegrown drama this autumn/winter with Beautiful Thing from November 6-10 and Peter Pan from November 23-January 5.

The Dukes is also looking forward to a busy season of family theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, music and storytelling from September.

To book tickets ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500.