Nuffield Theatre in Lancaster marks new season

Drag act Dickie Beau as Marilyn Monroe.
Drag act Dickie Beau as Marilyn Monroe.
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Lancaster University’s theatre has announced an autumn line up of plays, animation, a drag act playing Marilyn Monroe and even a show where performers contact their mums via SKYPE.

The Nuffield Theatre’s season kicks off from October 15-16 with British avant-garde theatre pioneers Forced Entertainment and their new show Tomorrow’s Parties, a playful, poignant and delirious look to the future.

A new play about two men meeting in middle age will be performed by award winning theatremakers Tim Crouch and Andy Smith on October 17.

Tim Crouch, also an experienced exponent of Shakespeare for young people, presents his one-man show I,Malvolio on October 18-19 as part of the regionwide Big Imaginations Festival of performance for young people.

The festival also includes H20‘s Helios which invites the audience to experience water in all its visual and acoustic glory on October 26.

Family, motherhood and memory are explored when performance collides with live digital video link-up during Zoo Indigo’s Double Bill on October 22.

In Blueprint, performers call their mothers via SKYPE to remember the good times and forgotten moments while in Under the Covers, live video streams bring the performers real-life babies from bedroom to the stage.

Live music, performance and storytelling are seamlessly merged with stunning films and animation when The Animals And Children Took To The Streets takes to the Nuffield stage from November 7-9.

Other highlights of the theatre season are Every House Has A Door(November 13-14); The Anatomy of Melancholy(November 19-20); and Blackouts – Twilight of the Idols by drag performer Dickie Beau on December 3-4.

Dancing onto one of the country’s largest sprung stages will be Company Chameleon with their Double Bill on November 6 and Laila Diallo with Hold Everything Dear on November 26.

For more information and to book tickets, call the box office on 01524 594151 or visit