The Dukes presents


Friday 28 November 2014 - Saturday 10 January 2015

Review by Alan Chard


cinderella at the Dukes, LancasterThis festive season, The Dukes presents a brand new take on the classic fairytale, Cinderella.

Performed in The Round at the Lancaster theatre, this new version of Cinderella has been adapted by the North West awardwinning writer, Ian Kershaw.

The father of two has written a modern version of Cinderella of which he hopes his daughters will be proud.

Set on a Northern farm, The Dukes Christmas show tells the story of gutsy teenager, Ella, whose family have hit hard times and whose sisters – recently relocated from Essex – are making her life a misery.

As Ella begins to dream of a better world, news hits of a party at the palace – is this the ticket to her future?

With live music and songs plus fantastic puppets, Cinderella, which runs from November 28, 2014- January 10, 2015 promises a theatrical treat for all the family. It's the perfect show for all party-goers aged 5 plus.

Cinderella is the third Dukes Christmas production in The Round to be directed by Joe Sumsion.

He said:"In recent years The Dukes has developed a reputation for fantastic seasonal shows with a big heart, performed in The Round, where the audience are in touching distance of the action. Cinderella will continue this – it will be a funny, joyful piece of theatre with broad appeal."

Cinderella is recommended for anyone age 5 plus. To book tickets, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit

Cinderella is the highlight of The Dukes festive season which also includes The Puppini Sisters Christmas Special on December 12 and a selection of seasonal film screenings.

Tickets can be booked at The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or via The Dukes website

Production photos for Cinderalla