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Morecambe theatre to host zoo party

One of Morecambe’s oldest theatres will transform into a party destination as DJs from across the globe get ready to visit.

The Dukes artistic director, Sarah Punshon, at a Three Musketeers read through in the park earlier this spring.

Behind the scenes of The Dukes play in the park

Behind the scenes

The Three Musketeers – The Dukes play in the park

Sir Michael Parkinson will be coming to Lancaster.  Picture by Neil Silk .

INTERVIEW: Sir Michael Parkinson speaks ahead of Lancaster show

TV legend Sir Michael Parkinson is getting ready to visit our city as part of a nationwide tour.

Captain Hook in Peter Pan

Auditions open for young actors to perform in Preston's showing of Peter Pan

The search is on for talented young performers, aged between eight and 21, to appear alongside the professionals in the musical Peter Pan.

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The Dukes theatre in Lancaster.

Lancaster theatre seeks new trustees

The Dukes theatre in Lancaster needs three new trustees to help achieve its ambitious goals.

Miss Saigon

Review: Miss Saigon at Manchester Palace Theatre

Get your emotions on standby, the juggernaut of a musical that is Miss Saigon has rolled into town and there is not a dry eye in the house

Phill Jupitus.

Stand-up comedian Phill Jupitus appears at Lancaster Grand

Following his hugely successful tour of the UK in 2017, stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus continues on the road with his acclaimed stand-up show Juplicity.

Hugh Fraser.

Poirot actor to visit Morecambe

A Poirot actor will visit Morecambe as part of a crime writing festival.

David Thacker

Artistic director David Thacker has led such a grand life thanks to the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster

Artistic director and professor David Thacker has led an illustrious life in the world of TV and theatre, working with the likes of Arthur Miller, Dame Helen Mirren and Vanessa Redgrave.


Lancashire broadcaster and Bullseye host Jim Bowen dies aged 80

Lancashire broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, best known as the host of the 80s TV game show Bullseye has died at the age of 80.

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Tributes paid to comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd

Actor John Challis, who played Boycie in comedy television series Only Fools and Horses, was one of the first to pay tribute following the news of Sir Ken Dodd's death.
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David Baddiel.

REVIEW: David Baddiel, My Family: Not The Sitcom

“It’s nice to be in Lancaster...the acceptable face of Preston” is David Baddiel’s opening line to his Grand Theatre audience.

Dukes staff, volunteers and supporters at a previous Cross Bay challenge.

Cross Bay Walk in aid of Lancaster theatre

Enjoy a walk across Morecambe Bay and make a difference to the lives of hundreds of people by joining The Dukes latest venture.

David Baddiel on stage with his show The Trouble With Dad, which is coming to the Lancaster Grand

David Baddiel on comedy, books and the trouble with dad

Comedian, novelist and TV presenter David Baddiel is back on tour, in a show balancing humour with more serious topics, not least his father’s dementia. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

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The cast of Made in Dagenham at Morecambe Community High School.

Morecambe pupils showcase Made in Dagenham

Pupils swapped their desks for the stage as they told the story of Made in Dagenham.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Builders working on the roof of the Winter Gardens in Morecambe after thieves stole lead from the gulley.

Thieves rip apart Morecambe Winter Gardens roof

Vandals have ripped apart the roof of a popular Morecambe theatre.

Derelict on Preston's Flag Market last year

A chance to shine for local artists and performers

Derelict are looking for new and emergent artists and performers from the North West to perform at their platform event in March.

Whats on
Tin Can People's Katie and Pip

From the Edinburgh Fringe to Lancaster

Tin Can People is bringing its latest show Katie and Pip to Lancaster.

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Lefty Scum features Grace Petrie, Josie Long and Jonny and The Baptists

Lefty Scum in Lancaster

Comedy, music and revolutionary socialism reunite when three of the UK’s most joyfully rabble-rousing acts appear as Lefty Scum at The Dukes on February 17.

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