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LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
Comedian Tim Key performing at The Dukes

Comedian Tim Key performing at The Dukes

Tim Key will be performing at The Dukes in Lancaster with his first touring show in years on June 1.

Craige Els prepares to take to the stage as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda - The Musical

Miss Trunchbull is set to teach north west kids a lesson in Matilda - The Musical

The RSC’s acclaimed production of Matilda is heading to Manchester in the autumn with tickets selling fast. Katy Wheeler chats to Craige Els, aka the dreaded Trunchbull
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Catch Bing Live! at Preston Guild Hall

CBeebies favourite Bing takes to the stage in Preston... and you could be a winner

Calling all Bingsters! Don’t forget, Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show.

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Brent Lees. Photo by Fiona Kennaugh.

Dad-of-two is Lancaster memorial’s shining light in dark times

The man behind the illumination of the Ashton Memorial is putting in many hours of his own time in a bid to raise awareness of worthy causes.

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Taming of the Shrew at Lancaster Castle.

Review: Taming of the Shrew at Lancaster Castle

Attic Door Theatre has made a characteristically bold move in staging a revival of Shakespeare’s highly controversial comedy The Taming of the Shrew, in 2018, the centenary of women’s suffrage.

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The Dukes has launched a new competition.

Lancaster theatre launches playwright competition

A new playwriting prize is being launched this spring to discover new voices from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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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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