Dukes all at sea for new drama

Published: 7 September 2018

The Dukes Round theatre in Lancaster will be transformed into the hull of a fishing vessel for an apocalyptic sci-fi satire sailing.

Following its Edinburgh Fringe run, War With The Newts will invite an audience to experience the sights, sounds and smells within the bowels of a ship as it embarks on a journey of discovery.

Set in the not-too-distant future, post-Brexit, this new drama follows an intelligent race of newts being shipped around the globe as a cheap substitute for human labour.

The show, on September 26, is based on Karel Čapek’s original novel, written in 1936, just as Europe teetered on the verge of crisis.

War With The Newts is presented by Knaïve Theatre, last seen at The Dukes in May with Bin Laden: The One Man Show which won seven international awards.

David Upton