Families can enjoy a magical adventure at The Dukes as the Lancaster venue welcomes live theatre back with a brand new, socially distanced production of Sleeping Beauty

Performed in the Round from 25 May - 6 June, this inventive and exciting new take on the classic tale is co-written and co-directed by Sarah Punshon and Daniel Bye.  

Join two fairy godmothers as they tell the tale of Rosie, a bold and daring young girl whose journey into the unknown depths of the forest puts her face-to-face with hidden castles, magic spells and a wicked, wicked fairy. Will Rosie be able to break the curse and find her way home again? 

Full of music, storytelling, joy and love, the show promises to be an enchanting theatrical treat to warm the heart.

The Dukes’ Director, Karen O’Neill said: “The Dukes is excited to be presenting a new production of Sleeping Beauty – a show that is both original and made in Lancaster. We have worked hard to create a socially distanced performance that captures all the magic of the classic tale. It is important for us to continue to provide great, dynamic theatre for our communities safely. We once again look forward to welcoming families from across the district.” 

Social distanced seating plans are in place for the performances of Sleeping Beauty, with different seating pods available for people to book within their household, in line with local and government guidelines.  

Other safety measures in the venue include sanitiser stations to be used on entry and around the building and compulsory face masks. Advanced booking is required, while bookers can also pre-order refreshments when purchasing their ticket. The Dukes encourage people to visit their website to find out more about their safety precautions and measures. 

Pod prices range from a pod for two at £32 to a pod for six priced at £96. They are on sale now through www.dukeslancaster.org or by phoning The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598 500.  


Dukes Theatre and Cinema
Dukes Theatre and Cinema

Cultural centre and theatre in Lancaster screening a wide range of films and own produced and touring work. Hosts annual outdoor Promenade productions.



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