Dukes targets family audiences

David Upton

The Dukes production of Aladdin at the Lancaster theatre continues until January 6 and, a week later, there’s a visit by renowned puppet theatre Little Angel on January 13.

They present Red Riding Hood and the Wolf—the classic story with a new spin suitable for anyone aged 7 plus—for two performances.

In February, there’s three family theatre treats with The Chit Chat Chalk Show on February 10, Penguins from February 13 to 14 and The Owl And The Pussycat on February 24.

The theatre is buzzing on May 12 with Me And My Bee and the month ends with More Magic For Kids on May 29.

For the first time, The Dukes in Lancaster has released a CD with eight original songs from its festive production of Aladdin.

The tracks are performed by the cast which includes Marcquelle Ward as Aladdin, who has previously appeared as Rum Tug Tugger in Cats at the London Palladium, and Heysham’s Helen Longworth, who sings with local jazz, blues and swing band, Quay Change.

The CD includes the topical "Royal Wedding" song and "The Baddie Song", said to be a particular favourite with audiences.