New Dukes season breaks the ice

Austentatious appear at the Dukes in Lancaster on November 25.
Austentatious appear at the Dukes in Lancaster on November 25.
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There’s a warm welcome awaiting audiences to The Dukes new season despite an icy start.

The Lancaster theatre’s commitment to new drama continues with its first home produced show of the autumn – The Ockerbys On Ice.

Coronation Street writer Debbie Oates returns to The Dukes with a funny, heart-warming play about an ordinary couple, Viv and Dennis Ockerby, who win a shot at immortality thanks to cryonic freezing. Performed in The Round, and supported partly through a crowdfunding campaign, The Ockerbys On Ice runs from September 30-October 22.

There’s more family theatre to enjoy during the autumn season with Michael Morpurgo’s An Elephant In The Garden paying a visit on October 26 and the puppet theatre show, Cake, on October 29.

Multi-awardwinning comedian, Tim Fitzhigham appears as Will Kempe, Shakespeare’s stand up, on November 2 and Austentatious improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your very eyes on November 25.

Lancaster Jazz Festival returns to The Dukes on September 17 with a special commission by its Artist in Residence, Cath Roberts, arguably the UK’s most exciting saxophonist,composer and large ensemble leader.

To book tickets for any of the new season events or to find out more, ring 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.