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Glasto regular... a bonkers Bingo and treats for children

Friday night’s monthly comedy event at Preston Guild Hall's Lancaster Suite is hosted by MC Sally Anne Hayward.

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John Bishop has reschedued two Lancaster warm up dates for his Winging It tour

New dates for John Bishop’s Lancaster show after postponement

Comedian John Bishop has postponed his Lancaster shows as a mark of a respect after the Manchester terror attack.


New dates for John Bishop’s Lancaster show after postponement

Comedian John Bishop has postponed his Lancaster shows as a mark of a respect after the Manchester terror attack.

Katy Brand.

Comedian Katy Brand brings “I Was a Teenage Christian” to Lancaster

A Brand new take on evangelical Christianity is the finale of The Dukes spring comedy season.

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Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Outdoor theatre returns to Lancaster park for bank holiday weekend

Williamson Park in Lancaster will host four outdoor theatre productions this summer in its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell.

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Comedian John Bishop

John Bishop in Lancaster for four nights

Liverpool comedian John Bishop will be in the city for four nights next week as he brings his sell-out show ‘Winging It’ to the Lancaster Grand Theatre.

David Baddiel.

Tickets on sale for comedian David Baddiel in Lancaster

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide.

Lancaster University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Andrew Atherton and The Dukes Outreach and Learning Manager, Vicky Flethcer with the Arts Partnership Award.

Lancaster university and theatre scoop top award

A successful partnership between The Dukes and Lancaster University has scooped a top accolade at the inaugural North West Cultural Education Awards.

Simon and Garfunkel Story is coming to Morecambe.

Groovy times arrive in West End

Fresh from its success in the West End, The Simon and Garfunkel Story will soon be delighting audiences in Morecambe.

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Comedian Rob Brydon is going it alone on a tour which sees him take to the stage at Preston's Guild Hall

Would he lie to you? Rob set to play Guild Hall

Comedy favourite Rob Brydon has announced a national tour – with a date in Preston.

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Louise Jameson, Janet Henfrey, Souad Faress, Susan Twist and Denise Black. Photo: Richard Davenport

Winter Hill at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

As Shakespeare might have said, now is the Winter Hill of our discontent.

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The Jets and the Sharks from West Side Story by the Lancaster Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society.

REVIEW: West Side Story by LADOS, Grand Theatre, Lancaster

West Side Story is a tale of two gangs and this LADOS production was very much a tale of two halves.

Comedian Bill Bailey is heading to Preston next year

What larks are in store when comedy ‘treasure’ Bill flies in

Pronounced by The Guardian Guide as “approaching the status of national treasure” and hailed by The Times as being, “at the top of his game”, comedian musician Bill Bailey has announced details of his brand new live show, Larks in Transit – and he’ll be heading north west – including Preston, Blackburn and Southport.

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Some of The Dukes Young Company who will be in Treasure Island this summer. Picture by Darren Andrews.

Youngsters aim to follow in star’s footsteps in Lancaster park show

Members of The Dukes Young Company in this summer’s Treasure Island are following in the footsteps of two soap success stories who appeared in the 1991 version.

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Al Murray - the Pub Landlord - returns to Lancaster.

Al Murray, Andy Parsons and Ed Byrne to appear at Lancaster Grand

A famous pub landlord is returning to Lancaster next week.

A scene from The Island which runs at The Dukes from April 28-May 6.

REVIEW: The Island, Dukes, Lancaster

It’s just 10 years since two of the original performers and devisers of this famous play gave it one of their final stage performances at the Lowry in Salford.

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Lancaster Red Rose Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society pictured in 2014. Kathleen Kenyon produced and directed many of their peformances.

Tributes paid to Lancaster theatre director

A popular director who was awarded an MBE for her services to charity and amateur theatre has died aged 89.

Shark Girls

Cast gear up to perform West Side Story in Lancaster

A classic musical about love, loss and pride is brought to life once more by a theatre group which has been performing it for more than 50 years.

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Comedian Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne tickets now on sale at Lancaster Grand

Tickets are now on sale to see stand up comedian Ed Byrne at Lancaster Grand.

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John (Mark Springer) and Windston (Edward Dede) share a joke in The Island which runs at The Dukes until May 6.

Powerful drama The Island opens at Lancaster theatre

A captivating and moving drama exploring friendship between two prisoners during the most testing of times, is revived at The Dukes in Lancaster this spring.

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