The Dukes gets set for a riot

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FREE, live music and BMX combined with a dramatic storyline are set to create The Dukes’ most energetic show for years.

The Unsociables is a fast-paced production reflecting on last summer’s riots, when England witnessed 48 hours of chaos, violence and criminality on a scale unseen for many years. It follows individual stories, and imagines the experience of the young people, police and everyone else involved.

With free-running, stunning visuals and live music, The Unsociables will be performed on The Dukes’ main stage – The Rake – by a cast of up to 35 young people, with more working behind the scenes.

And among the writers who have created the drama is The Dukes’ young writer in residence, 18-year-old Jack Hathaway.

The Unsociables is presented by The Dukes Young Actors and The Dukes Young Company, and it is the first time a production of theirs has been staged in The Rake, emphasising the Lancaster theatre’s commitment to young performers from the district.

Think theatre meets the Brit Awards and you’ll have some idea of what to expect when The Unsociables takes to the stage from April 26-28.

See The Visitor (03-04-12) for full story.