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Demi-Paradise Productions
Demi-Paradise Productions was founded by Stephen Tomlin in 2000 to perform indoor promenade productions of classical plays at Lancaster Castle – one of Britain’s last great working castles. The company’s interpretations of Shakespeare’s Richard 11 (2000), Measure For Measure (2001), Macbeth (2002) & All’s Well That Ends Well (2004), have reflected the history and continuing use of the building as a royal fortress, prison and courts; playing to capacity houses and generating rave reviews.
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In addition, Deck The Hall With Boughs of Holly, the company’s Yuletide concert, is an annual fixture at both the castle and at Hoghton Tower, near Preston.
Contact : To be added to the Lancaster Castle events mailing list tel: 01524 64998 or see the castle website

Drama Factory
Started in 1990 by Ginny Scott & David Ash as an after school class for young people. It now has over a hundred pupils in 12 different classes and runs adult classes too. A number of students have gone on to work professionally.
Info and syllabus tel: 01524 62819

The Hornby Occasionals
We are a 30-year old operatic society which performs a full-on Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at the Hornby Institute (in Hornby), where we also meet and rehearse.

Inner State Theatre Co.
Inner State Theatre CoAndy Andrews and Christine Bissell are a splendidly versatile two person theatre company of national repute. Their Truncated Theatre repertoire includes several slightly esoteric, very funny 30-minute outdoor shows. Their indoor shows can turn your entire hall into a role-playing themepark with dramatic and hilarious developments. Expect to see them locally at the Maritime Festival, the Georgian Festival and, of course, the Streettheatre Festival.

Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society
Formed in 1891. The society produces at least one show every year. See LADOS on facebook too.

Lancaster Footlights Club
Thriving amateur drama group which approaches its work very "professionally." They first started performing in the 1920's, and bought the Grand Theatre in 1950 to save it from demolition. Ever since that time, the club has balanced its time between theatrical productions and the continuous work involved in running, maintaining and restoring an historic building. They currently produce five plays per season, including a Christmas Show which is specifically aimed at a junior audience, as well as one-act plays, a youth theatre production and productions at other venues.
Footlights offers its members a wide variety of theatrical experience, and is glad to tap the specific interests of individual members; so whether you are keen to act, or to learn about backstage work or wardrobe, or about operating a busy theatre on the national touring circuit there will always be a place for you in the club.

Lancaster University Theatre Group
LUTG is one of the biggest and most active societies on campus. It's our dedication to stage at least three shows every term – all directed, produced, managed and performed by students, giving you the opportunity to see your favourite shows brought to life. Whether you're an actor, singer, producer, director, writer, stage manager – as long as you are an LU student, LUTG has something for you!
For general enquiries email us at
Read reviews of the LUTG's productions in our reviews section.

The Spotlight Club
Highly recommended live-writing event with local authors and performers. Held on the 3rd Friday of every month at The Storey. Events comprise open mic session, poets, writers, comedy. music and hugely popular annual slam competitions.

Warton Drama Group
Established over 25 years. The Village Hall has been the main venue for the performances, though there have been some memorable productions in the grounds of the Old Rectory. The actors come from many of the Lune villages and range in age from 10 to 65 plus! The emphasis is always on quality productions and, as a result, we usually put on only one performance per year.
Contact tel: 01524 734223

We Are Improv
Improvisation is acting without a script. We play games and create scenes. We believe that improvisation should be played in a safe and encouraging environment, where everyone has their chance to shine! There are many different types of improvisation ranging from short games seen on "Whose line is it anyway?" to improvised plays or musicals. We like to have a dabble in as many different styles as possible. Every show is always filled with laughter. See also facebook.

Whirlwind Theatre Productions
54 High Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PS.
Tel: 01524 811794.
The company provides excellent family shows for and with children aged between six and twelve years.
We specialise in good storylines, whether ancient parables, folk tales or new writing. We hope to encourage, stimulate and challenge a child's imagination by introducing them to the exciting world of theatre.
Whirlwind Theatre Productions is a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No. 4757340. "We rely on sponsorship to keep ticket prices at an affordable level and offer the community projects to children for free."



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