Medieval magic at The Dukes

Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur
Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur

A STORY of medieval magic and myth will cast its spell over the 25th anniversary of the UK’s largest outdoor walkabout theatre event staged by The Dukes in Lancaster this summer.

From July 8 to August 13, The Dukes will present Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur, a new play specially commissioned to mark 25 years of outdoor productions.

The play has been written by Kevin Dyer, winner of the 2010 Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play for Children and Young People and associate artist of The Dukes.

Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur is set in the Dark Ages when England is in turmoil, battles rage and evil lurks behind every corner.

Tales of enchantment, terrifying quests, a beautiful sorceress and a fearsome dragon mix fantasy and reality in a family experience like no other.

Dukes director Joe Sumsion said: “Big, epic stories work particularly well outdoors.

See the Lancaster Guardian (02-06-11) for full story.