Raise your glasses to pub season

Kieran Buckeridge in Two.
Kieran Buckeridge in Two.

A LANCASTER theatre is calling for stories of pub life and the characters who frequent your ‘local’, as the theatre prepares to launch its pub season.

From grumpy landlords and flirty bar-staff past and present to regulars propping up the bar on a rainy afternoon, The Dukes, Moor Lane, wants to hear all about them.

A spokesman said: “Perhaps you met your partner in a local pub, or have fond recollections of a stolen kiss in the back bar?

“Here’s your chance to share those memories, and celebrate the romantic potential of a lively northern pub.

“Your stories, memories and photos will be featured on a special We Love Northern Pubs blog on The Dukes website www.dukes-lancaster.org, or you can add them to the pub display currently in the foyer of the Lancaster theatre.”

To take part, go to http://lovenorthernpubs.wordpress.com, email marketing@dukes-lancaster.org or visit The Dukes.

The Dukes Pub Season launches on October 6, with the home-produced show Two, the Jim Cartwright modern classic drama based in a northern bar in 1989.

The Dukes will transform one of its theatre spaces – The Round – into a fully operational pub from October 6 to 29.

And performing both sides of the bar will be Kieran Buckeridge, fresh from his success as Merlin in The Dukes summer outdoor production, joined by his wife, Ella Vale. As well as playing landlord and landlady of Lancaster’s newest – and most temporary – pub, Kieran and Ella will also take on all the characters who visit their bar.

See the Lancaster Guardian (15-09-11) for full story.