The Dukes Theatre

The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster are hosting productions of Romeo and Juliet, Filter Theatre’s wild adaptation of Twelfth Night, a National Theatre Live screening of Coriolanus (30 January) and screenings of Globe Theatre productions, each preceded by a guest talk given by Professor Alison Findlay, Lancaster University from 12-1pm.

To book tickets, please follow the link to the main site at the Dukes.


Saturday 25 January, 2pm (recorded). Globe Theatre Dir: Toby Frow

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy introduced one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts; a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s controversial end.

Guest talk: 12-1 p.m. ‘Shakespeare and Love’


Wednesday 19 February, 2pm (recorded). Dir. Dominic Dromgoogle  

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the art of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France.

Guest talk: 12-1 p.m. ‘Shakespeare’s Language’


Saturday 22 February, 2pm (recorded). Dir: Tim Carroll

Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry star in this all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601.

Guest Talk: ‘Interpreting Shakespeare: the multiple possibilities ofTwelfth Night

Visit the Dukes Theatre website to purchase tickets.