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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…


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.

Tim Key: Megadate 

19th April- 19th May

The Dukes

Tim Key returns with a brand new 70 minutes of comedy, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness..

Walking in Others Footsteps    

 3rd June, 5pm

The Dukes

This new film utilises the archive film of Lancaster, Preston and Barrow as a starting point from which to explore memories and experiences of past lives within the region, whilst also incorporating contemporary perspectives on key areas of focus.

 LUTG Presents: The Hound of the Baskervilles 


6-8th June 7:30pm

Jack Hylton Rooms

In LUTG’s latest production, Holmes and Watson tackle their most spine-chilling mystery in this updated classic – with suspense, humour, and terror.

Bolshoi Ballet: Coppelia

10th June, 4pm

The Dukes

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.

A Life More Ordinary: Patchwork Stories

11th June, 2:30pm

The Dukes

Working with artist Rebecca Willmott, this workshop combines simple hand printmaking techniques, embroidery and drawing to create and illustrated patchwork.

LUTG Presents: Dunsinane

11th-13th June

Venue TBA

LUTG take on David Grieg’s play, Dunsinane, which follows the defeat of Macbeth by Malcolm and an English army in the Battle of Dunsinane at the end of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.

ROH: Swan Lake 

17th June, 3pm

The Dukes

The Dukes will be live screening the Royal Opera House’s latest production of Swan Lake, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

19th June, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Lancaster Grand

The National Production Company presents ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).’  This critically acclaimed play is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s 37 plays.


Ruth-Anne Walbank

My name is Ruth, and I'm the Editor of SCAN for 2019-20. I have been the Arts and Culture Editor in 2018-19, and the Deputy Arts and Culture Editor before that. I've written over 80 articles for SCAN across a variety of sections.
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