top of page

Have a blast fest at the Dukes

Poster for the Dukes Blast Fest

The annual Blast Fest returns to the Dukes, Lancaster (April 19), an annual celebration and snapshot of new work created by artists within the region. The evening showcases a range of art forms and presentation styles. 

Neverland (Tinker’s Version) by Leo and Hyde, is a new electronic musical in which Greatest Showman meets Narnia; and Sink!, by Fi Simpson, looks at how the film Titanic is like becoming a parent and the impending climate disaster. 

The Thin Places, by Fettle and Bobbins, deals with grief, regret, suicide, magic and the seaside, while Zugzwang, a new dance piece by Move Manchester, draws inspiration from the German phrase signifying a "compulsion to move".

Two artists will be showcasing children’s work: Rocky the Robin, by Blue Balloon, is aimed at ages four-plus and follows the adventures of Rocky the Robin; while Harry the Hare and The Science of Shrinking Students, by Jay Walton, is an adventure presented in rhyme and aimed at ages 10 and over

Dukes Producer Porl Cooper said: “As we gear up for our third Blast Fest it’s exciting to see that this year’s event diversifies the genres of work we are showcasing. The best part has been seeing our audiences growing, year-on-year, with the people of Lancaster showing unwavering support for work at its earliest stages.

"With No Risk, Pay What You Decide tickets, this is an evening that brings together creativity, passion and the joy of live theatre.”

Info and tickets here


bottom of page