The Dukes goes back in the park for summer


After a two-year absence, Lancaster's Dukes Theatre returns to open-air summer entertainment when it presents Grimm Tales: Witches, Wolves, Fairies and Frogs from July 27-August 22.

Lancaster’s Williamson Park is the setting as the audience follows the drama by moving from location to location, with plenty of songs and dazzling costumes.

The show takes the audience through a world of witches, wizards, fairies and frogs in a fresh adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales by Andrew Pollard.

“We’re so excited to be bringing our park show back to Lancaster for 2021,” said Dukes’ director Karen O’Neill.

“After a small break and the forced cancellation in 2020, we are raring to go with this year's production, which will meet all the safety guidelines.” These include a reduced number of tickets and social distancing.

Grimm Tales: Witches, Wolves, Fairies and Frogs is directed by Sarah Punshon – who directed the theatre’s outdoor production of The Three Musketeers in 2018.

The theatre’s summer “promenade” shows have been staged since 1987 and have attracted more than half a million people.

The show runs Tuesdays to Sundays at 7.15pm, with a limit of 250 people for each performance.

More information and tickets here