Festive treat with twist

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This festive season, The Dukes presents a brand new take on the classic fairytale, Cinderella.

Performed in The Round at the Lancaster theatre, this new version of Cinderella has been adapted by the North West award-winning writer, Ian Kershaw.

The father of two has written a modern version of Cinderella of which he hopes his daughters will be proud.

Set on a Northern farm, The Dukes Christmas show tells the story of gutsy teenager, Ella, whose family have hit hard times and whose sisters – recently relocated from Essex – are making her life a misery.

As Ella begins to dream of a better world, news hits of a party at the palace – is this the ticket to her future?

With live music and songs plus fantastic puppets, Cinderella, which runs from November 28-January 10, promises a theatrical treat for all the family. It’s the perfect show for all party-goers aged five plus.

Cinderella is the third Dukes Christmas production in The Round to be directed by Joe Sumsion.

He said:“In recent years The Dukes has developed a reputation for fantastic seasonal shows with a big heart, performed in The Round, where the audience are in touching distance of the action.

“Cinderella will continue this – it will be a funny, joyful piece of theatre with broad appeal.”

Cinderella is recommended for anyone aged over five years. To book tickets, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org

Cinderella is the highlight of The Dukes festive season which also includes The Puppini Sisters Christmas Special on December 12 and a selection of seasonal film screenings.