Autumn of entertainment in Lancaster

Published: 17 August 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Dukes' season ahead

The Dukes in Lancaster has an autumn season of entertainment.

From dramas like The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much and Fell, to performances tackling social issues with You Heard Me and Black Sheep contrasted with comedies Yippee Ki Yay, a Die Hard parody, and A Joke.

Musical lovers can catch Lizzie, a true crime punk rock musical that explores the life of Lizzie Borden, accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.

The venue’s Moor space shows return with I’m Muslamic Don’t Panik, where spoken word meets street dance and hip-hop music meets clowning. For horror fans, Scarred for Life will explore ancient magic, eerie stone circles and more. The Cost of Everything sees an interactive performance / gameshow which interrogates the cost of living crisis.

For families, there’s Pippi Longstocking, Splash Test Dummies and You are the Sun, a combination of singing and sensory play.

The Dukes’ Dance programme sees Speakeasy, a reinterpretation of the tale of Faust set in the roaring 1920s, and Lore, a journey into a pagan world of gods, demons and humans.

    Related listings

  • Black Sheep - Livia Kojo Alour
  • Yippee Ki Yay - Richard Marsh (James Seabright)
  • Lizzie - Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, book by Tim Maner (Hope Mill Theatre)

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