The Dukes, Lancaster, is celebrating Christmas with an extra 6,000 seats for its production of Robin Hood.
The show (November 24–December 31) marks the first time the festive season has been staged in the theatre's larger 313-seat Rake theatre for 11 years, and this and a run extension mean there are now many more seats available.
After a two-year pandemic break, last year The Dukes saw a big return by audiences for their play in the park, Grimm Tales, which sold over 6,000 tickets for its four-week run. The trend continued with Christmas production Beauty & The Beast, and this summer the play-in-the-park Jungle Book was seen by over 13,000 people across a six-week run.
Chief executive Karen O’Neill said “This year we are able to welcome more audiences than ever before and meet the demand for tickets for what has become a key part of the festive calendar for much of our community.
"With more space to play with, our creative team is loving thinking of all the ways we can use this space to ensure all our audiences feel like part of Robin’s adventures. Plus this year we have to house the Sea Beast of Morecambe Bay!”.
Marian is the most successful sheep farmer in Bowland's forest, but while King Richard is away, the Sheriff of Nottingham ventures north to Lancaster. The Sheriff plans to seize the forest and build a gated community- all for himself! He plots to capture the Pendle Witches and exploit their sorcery to enchant Marian, forcing her hand in marriage to gain ownership of her thriving flock. What an unpleasant chap...
More info and tickets here