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The Dukes

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In Person: Moor Lane, LANCASTER, LA1 1QE
Phone: 01524 598500
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A storm gathers outside as a couple pack up a room. Picking up a book, the woman reads aloud. It’s the story of Frankenstein.
As they confront their own fears, the couple re-create a version of Frankenstein that erupts into life as everyday objects are transformed into glaciers, a ship at sea, a dissecting room, a house on fire…
imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse’s multimedia exploration of Mary Shelley’s classic novel is a psychological thriller which dares to ask the question – what is it to be human?

Age Recommendation: 14+

Content Warnings:
Flashing imagery and lighting effects
Loud noises, including gunshots
Strong language
Scenes featuring moments, descriptions and images of violence and firearms
Simulated smoking
Pregnancy, mentions of child-loss

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From the South: Leave the M6 motorway at junction 33 and take the A6 to Lancaster. Follow directions to the city centre and on joining the one way system, keep the in right-hand lane. You will see brown information signs for ‘Dukes Playhouse’. From the North: Leave the M6 motorway at junction 34 and follow signs to Lancaster. On joining the one way system, keep in the left-hand lane and you will see brown information signs for ‘Dukes Playhouse’.

Arriving at Lancaster bus station, head out of the main road entrance and turn right towards the Bobbin pub. Just before the pub turn right up Chapel Street and carry straight on until you reach the pedestrian crossing. Cross, turning right and then left onto Moor Lane. The Dukes is approximately 50 metres up on the left.

From the main ticket office at Lancaster station turn right. At the gates turn left onto Meeting House Lane. Proceed down the hill to the traffic lights. Cross the road onto the pedestrianised road through the town centre until you reach St Nicholas Arcade. Turn left as you reach St Nicholas Arcade and then right onto Church Street. Turn right up the hill onto Church Street to the pedestrian crossing. Cross the road and turn left onto Moor Lane. The Dukes is approximately 50 yards on the left hand side.


There is some on street parking available around the Dukes and many car parks are within walking distance. Two short stay car parks can be found if you turn right just past the Dukes.


Tuesday - Sunday: 12pm - until the start of the final event.

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The Dukes is the only producing theatre in the Lancashire area and is the oldest cinema in Lancaster, operating since 1971.

Since opening our doors, The Dukes has been committed to putting arts and culture at the heart of the Lancaster City Region. We are dedicated to a diverse and high quality programme, telling stories that are relevant, fun, heartwarming and electrifying.

In 1987, The Dukes broke new ground with our first-ever Play in the Park, A Midsummer Nights Dream. Since then,. more than 500,000 people have attended The Dukes promenade plays, making them the biggest walkabout theatre event in the UK.

The Dukes is a registered charity.

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