The 25th anniversary of Beautiful Thing will be celebrated with a new production at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre this autumn.
Tobacco Factory Theatres in association with the awardwinning Lancaster theatre will present this razor-sharp depiction of life and love on a post-war council estate from November 6-10. Johnathan Harvey’s play will feature pop songs from the Sixties and Nineties performed live each night by a local community choir.
“I’m delighted to be collaborating on the 25th anniversary production of this classic coming-of-age love story which I know will leave audiences feeling joyful,” said The Dukes’ artistic director, Sarah Punshon. Sarah will be adapting and directing The Dukes homegrown offering for Christmas - Peter Pan. Performed in The Round, this inventive, witty and uniquely Dukes version of the classic tale runs from November 23-January 5.Concluding The Dukes’ new homegrown season will be the premiere of Nick Ahad’s play Glory which will take audiences inside the wrestling ring to experience a bloody, sweaty, gutsy and surprisingly funny story about what people will do to achieve glory. Produced with Red Ladder in association with Tamasha, Glory runs from February 21-March 2, 2019. Autumn and winter at The Dukes will also see a busy season of family theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, music and storytelling.
To book tickets for any of the new season events, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500.