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Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

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A scene from Jailhouse Rock. Picture by Ronald Grant Archive.

Elvis film screened at Lancaster theatre

There will be a rock and roll theme to the next Dukes film screening for people with dementia, their friends and family.

The organisers of Bard at the Beach.

Shakespeare festival returns to Morecambe

Once more unto the beach, dear friends for the return of the town’s Shakespeare extravaganza.

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Alexander ONeal will perform at the Lancaster Grand.

Lancaster debut for soul singer Alexander O’Neal

Tickets are now on sale for a chance to see a famous soul singer who will perform at a Lancaster theatre for the first time.

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Spend the day as a wizard at Leighton Hall

Spend the day as a wizard at Leighton Hall

Mystical minds need to look no further as a spellbinding experience at Leighton Hall awaits.

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The Dukes chief executive Ian Wadeson receives the Best Theatre Production Award from Helen Nugent, Northern Soul Founder and Editor. Picture by Chris Payne.

Lancaster theatre double award delight

The Dukes is the life and soul of the North for cinema and plays after scooping two new awards.

Harriet Walter in a Dukes production during the 1970s.

Dame Harriet Walter returns to Lancaster theatre

Dame Harriet Walter, who graced The Dukes stage in the seventies, is due to ‘appear’ at the Lancaster theatre again this summer.

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Jimmy Tarbuck.

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck to give talk in Lancaster

Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps the London Palladium for Lancaster this month.

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Paul Kerensa. Picture by Steve Fanstone.

Miranda writer to perform in Morecambe

A writer from two of Britain’s best-loved modern sitcoms is coming to Morecambe later this month for a night of stand-up in aid of charity.

Franklin Hart Junior (played by Ray Jenkinson) is tied up and held captive by (left to right)  Judy (Hannah Morris),  Doralee (Sophie Butler), Violet (Alison Birtle) as part of the 9 to 5 musical by Morecambe Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (MAODS). Picture by John Atkinson.

REVIEW: 9 to 5 the musical, Lancaster

Raucous, racy, rumBUSTious - Lancaster’s Grand Theatre can’t have experienced too many eye-popping amateur productions on this scale, as an office full of Dolly Partons threw off their inhibitions, and a little more besides, to strike a blow for women.

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BLAKE are looking for a local choir to join them on stage.

Could you be the choir BLAKE are looking for?

An award-winning harmony trio is looking to perform with choirs in Lancaster and Morecambe.

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Members of the Handlebards and their 2017 production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

Enjoy Bard times at Lancaster Castle this summer

Fans of the Bard will be thrice-blessed this summer, with a trio of courtyard performances at Lancaster Castle.

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Jake Norton (Long John Silver) and Natasha Davidson (Jem Hawkins) in a scene from The Dukes production of Treasure Island. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Pictures released for Lancaster park show

“Williamson Park is the most extraordinary wonderland for putting on a piece of theatre.”

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Morecambe Warblers. Picture by John Atkinson.

Morecambe Warblers celebrate 120 years

Morecambe Warblers Amateur Operatic Society is celebrating its 120th year of performing amateur musical shows.

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Morecambe will host its first Goth night at the Winter Gardens. Picture by Bryan Thompson

Goth night returns to Morecambe Winter Gardens

Following on from its successful Goth night a Morecambe theatre is hosting another alternative show.

Matt Boardman as the demon headmaster in the Lancaster Footlights adaptation.

Morecambe teacher takes on Demon Headmaster role

A Morecambe teacher is taking his career to the dark side as he prepares to play The Demon Headmaster.

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The Dukes staff and volunteers join some of the Treasure Island pirates to celebrate 30 years since the first park show. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Lancaster theatre celebrating 30 year outdoor anniversary

Exactly 30 years ago this Saturday – June 24 – The Dukes opened its first ever promenade theatre season in Lancaster’s Williamson Park.

Navi on stage as Michael Jackson.

Moon walk with number one Michael Jackson impersonator in Lancaster

Get ready to moonwalk the night away as the world’s number one Michael Jackson impersonator comes to Lancaster.

John Hewer as Tommy Cooper in Just Like That! Picture by Steve Ullathorne.

Tribute to Tommy Cooper in Morecambe

Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius.

The Dukes 'tech' team with chief technician Brent Lees on the left. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Behind the scenes of Lancaster park show

Once The Dukes technical team are lighting up the trees and laying cables along the pathways, it a sure sign that the outdoor walkabout season is on its way.

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