Musketeers in the park for new Lancaster season

David Upton

The Dukes theatre in Lancaster announces details of its new homegrown season featuring Educating Rita and an outdoor version of The Three Musketeers.

Rita is a co-production with the New Vic and will tour to the Stoke theatre as well as the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

The Three Musketeers come to town when The Dukes renowned outdoor walkabout theatre season returns to Williamson Park.

And to mark the 200th anniversary of the gothic novel, The Dukes Young Actors will present Frankenstein as part of the homegrown season from March 21 to 24.

Among highlights of the visiting drama season will be London Classic Theatre’s Private Lives (February 6 and 7), Northern Broadsides production of Hard Times (February 27 to March 3) and Red Ladder Theatre’s The Damned United (April 24 & 25) plus a season of family theatre, comedy, poetry, magic and music.