The Listings: Weeks 21-25



The Cherry Orchard 

19th April- 19th May

The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Directed by Micheal Boyd, Chekhov’s final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this vivid new production of the Cherry Orchard.


Keith Knowles Photography Exhibition   

23rd April- 5th May

The Storey

A photographic exhibition capturing the beauty of Lancaster Morecambe and Heysham. in The Thomas Storey Room.

The Damed United

24th-25th April, 7:30pm

The Dukes

In 1974, Brian Clough attempts to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team, Leeds United. A team which he has openly despised for years, and who despises him.


Lancaster University Students Presents: Sister Act

25th-28th April

Nuffield Theatre

Lancaster Students present a all singing all dancing production of Sister Act, following the life changing events of Deloris Van Cartier.


Carol Ann Duffy & Friends: Laureates Choice Special 

25th April, 7pm

The Royal Exchange, Manchester

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met invites you to an evening of poetry and music in the Royal Exchange Studio, hosted by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.


LA1 Shorts

28th April, 8:15pm

The Dukes

The family friendly film festival returns for its third year with a celebration of screen from the North West.


Breaking Bread: On Otherness

3rd May


Two Destination Language are exploring the challenges and rewards of making art from the personal experience of difference or being othered.


NT Live: Macbeth

10th May, 7pm

The Dukes

One of Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedies is broadcast live from the National Theatre, following Macbeth’s fate as its propelled towards the crown after a bloody civil war.


Crimes Under the Sun

16th May, 2pm & 7:30pm

The Dukes

A comedy thriller directed by James Farrell, featuring four actors playing multiple outrageous characters, and a plot that romps along in the company’s trademark inventive style.


In Ruskin’s Footsteps

18th May- 8th June

Peter Scott Gallery

‘In Ruskin’s Footsteps’ is the culmination of many hours spent by British artists living in England and Wales, creating botanically correct art depicting our native plants. The Ruskin Library at Lancaster University will supplement the exhibition with works from the Whitehouse Collection of material relating to John Ruskin (1819-1900).



24th May, 8pm

The Dukes

A controversial show exploring public figures and social media. With audience interaction onstage and online, the whole experience is framed as a game, silly, topical and playful. Until suddenly, it isn’t… (14 yrs+)

Sleeping Beauty  

27th May, 6pm

The Grand Theatre, Lancaster

As a part of the Vienna Festival Ballet, A classic fairytale comes to life, set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes all combine to portray the struggle between good and evil.

Ruth-Anne Walbank

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