Over the next two years young people will be able to attend, for free, pretty much every show the The Nuffield Theatre and the Dukes Playhouse in Lancaster are presenting
In order to mark the start of this extraordinary project, the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster and the Dukes are welcoming some rather unusual guests...
On Friday 20th of February around Lancaster University Campus and on Saturday 21st in Lancaster town centre keep your eyes peeled for the famous Vegetable Nannies (courtesy of Nuffield-regular Ben Faulks). Wheeling an ancient Victorian pram laden with a prized collection of vegetables, the Nannies will be out for the weekend, showing off their allotment cherubs and telling many a tale, like any proud parent would.
During this strolling interactive performance you will be able to befriend, pet, feed & comfort all manner of earthen toddlers, such as Magnus the ambitious downhill-racing watermelon, Jessica the award winning sweet potato beauty queen & even David, the talented little marrow whose ambition is to become a stage actor.
They will be accompanied by young people who can tell you more about the free theatre tickets project, so keep an eye out for them...
In the meantime, if you're under 26, or know someone who is, sign up for this great project. To receive full details, and a membership card allowing great discounts at both venues, contact the Dukes on 01524 598500, or the Nuffield Theatre on 01524 594151.
A Night Less Ordinary is an Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro, which will provide 618,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than 200 venues across England.