Energetic new drama for the Dukes

David Upton

A "radio theatre" production by six Northern writers will kick off The Dukes season of new drama in Lancaster on January 19.

Keeping The Lights On explores energy production, and is presented by Ragged Edge theatre company who brought The Chef Show to The Dukes last January.

Ragged Edge was founded by Stefan Escreet whose long theatre career began in The Dukes lighting and stage management departments before he became a professional actor. He was associate director at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick for many years.

Keeping The Lights On is one of two productions in The Dukes new season which has been developed with the Lancaster theatre’s support.

It’s a "pay what you decide" show where audience members are asked to book their tickets as usual and make a donation afterwards, depending on how much they enjoyed it. All proceeds will help The Dukes pay artists who have performed.

Keeping The Lights On is recommended for anyone aged ten plus and will be followed by a post-show discussion.