The Listings: Weeks 11-13

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A surprisingly eventful January here in Lancaster. With Opera, Art, Poetry, Theatre, and Comedy all on offer to banish your Winter blues.

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Royal Opera House: Rigoletto

18th January 5pm

Opera following a jester cursed for his mocking laughter who must protect his daughter from a powerful Duke.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

21st January 3pm

The Dukes

A fresh and dramatic retelling of Shakespeare’s classic.

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Spring 2018 Launch

23rd January 6.30pm

The Nuffield Theatre

Lancaster Arts launch their new season based on the theme of reciprocity. Apparently, there will be wine.

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23rd January – 23rd March

The Peter Scott Gallery

A new exhibition that reconsiders systems of shared behaviour.

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Paul Muldoon Interview

25th January 7.30pm

The Storey

Acclaimed poet and Lancaster Professor Paul Muldoon discusses his life and work with fellow poet Michael Kruger.

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Zoo Co: The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

25th January 8pm

The Nuffield Theatre

A play exploring humanity’s obsession with the skies through live music, poetry, and puppetry.

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Jamie McDonald: Designated Driver

2nd February 8pm

The Nuffield Theatre

The hilarious comedian presents a charming set focusing on living with blindness.

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Griff Rhys Jones: Where was I?

2nd February 7.30pm

Lancaster Grand

The famous comic discusses forty years of travelling through Africa, India, and the BBC Canteen.

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Noël Coward’s Private Lives

6th & 7th February

The Dukes

Noël Coward’s most popular comedy following two couples in 1930s Northern France.

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Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo

7th February 8pm

The Nuffield Theatre

Play revealing the true story of Shakespeare’s lovers. It turns out they didn’t die and are in fact in their mid-forties undergoing a midlife crisis.

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Sophie Willan: Branded

8th February 8pm

The Dukes

Following a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the breakout comic brings her new show to Lancaster.

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The Almighty Sometimes

From 9th February

Manchester Royal Exchange

Brand new play starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch, Coronation Street), focusing on the relationship between a girl and her mother after she makes a decision that will affect the rest of her life.

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