Rediscovering Morecambe

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Young people from Morecambe will be invited to rediscover their home town this Easter.

In Bright Lights and Golden Sands, its first major project since launching in January, More: Dukes Theatre will encourage young people to express what Morecambe means to them through drama, music and film.

The end result will be performed on April 14 at the Hothouse in Devonshire Road where theatre sessions for young people aged 13 to 15 are held every Wednesday.

This project, which will be directed by Chris Williams from Lancaster University’s Live at LICA, follows a similar event for young people in Lancaster three years ago.

Anyone interested in taking part in the free project which runs on April 2-3 and from April 10-14, should contact Guy Christiansen on 01524 598516 or Fiona Betts on 01524 598521.

The Dukes Creative Learning Department in Lancaster teamed up with More Music in Morecambe to launch More: Dukes Youth Theatre in January.

Young people meet in a drama studio upstairs in the newly refurbished Hothouse and learn theatre skills to help boost their confidence and give them opportunities to perform.

The Dukes already has six thriving youth theatre groups in Lancaster at its youth specific venue, DT3, in Moor Lane but this is the first time it has set up a youth theatre in Morecambe.