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Theatre Review: Cinderella, The Dukes, Lancaster

December 3, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, The Dukes, Lancaster

Once upon a time there was a very good theatre director called Sarah Punshon who got a job as artistic director at the Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster where she did some excellent work including a wonderful summer show in Williamson Park loosely based on The Three Musketeers and a Peter Pan for Christmas that was the best thing I saw last year.

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Educating Rita, The Dukes

Review: Educating Rita, The Dukes, Lancaster

April 10, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Educating Rita, The Dukes, Lancaster

“I want to be a woman who knows the difference between Jane Austen and Ethel Austin.”

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Review: Hard Times, The Dukes, Lancaster

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hard Times, The Dukes, Lancaster

It’s hard to imagine a Dickens novel as a stage play.

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Aladdin

Review: Aladdin, The Dukes, Lancaster

December 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Aladdin, The Dukes, Lancaster

The Dukes’ annual festive performance has arrived, and this year it’s the magical tale of Aladdin.

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Blackout, The Dukes, Lancaster

Review – Blackout: Tales from Storm Desmond, The Dukes, Lancaster

October 25, 2017 Comments Off on Review – Blackout: Tales from Storm Desmond, The Dukes, Lancaster

Do you remember the pure excitement of a power cut when you were little?

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All aboard for The Dukes production of Treasure Island in Williamson ParkLancaster.

Review: Treasure Island, The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster

July 12, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Treasure Island, The Dukes, Williamson Park, Lancaster

Williamson Park in Lancaster is one of the most beautiful parks in the country.

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The Dukes new Artistic Director, Sarah Punshon

Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of The Dukes in Lancaster, talks diversity and a disregard for boundaries

“It’s hard to put me in a box because my career has been so varied, which makes me a great match for The Dukes,” says Sarah Punshon, the new artistic director of the Lancaster venue

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John(Mark Springer) and Winston(Edward Dede) share a joke in The Island which runs at The Dukes from April 28-May 6

Theatre Review: The Island, The Dukes, Lancaster

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Island, The Dukes, Lancaster

The origins of The Dukes’ latest two-hander production of The Island are legendary.

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Review: The Ockerbys on Ice, The Dukes, Lancaster

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Ockerbys on Ice, The Dukes, Lancaster

The title’s a teaser. Has departing Dukes director Joe Sumsion gone the full Rick Wakeman in his final production and decided that what an everyday story of Northern folk needs is a touch of Las Vegas, Frozen-style?

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Russell Richardson as Gandalf

Review: The Hobbit, Williamson Park, Lancaster

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Hobbit, Williamson Park, Lancaster

I never did read The Hobbit. Our village library had a copy but getting hold of it was about as easy as, well, stealing dragon’s treasure.

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