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Othello   (2014)
Physical theatre production in a contemporary setting, directed by Louie Ingham, using nine different venues in both former prison and Shire Hall. Electronic sound track & effects specially composed by Lee Affen with set & costume designed by Rachel Daniels.

Actors: Charlotte Dalton, Karl Greenwood, Barry Hall, Nicola Jayne Ingram, Adam Jowett, Chris Lindon, Lois Mackie, Jordan Moore, Gabriel Paul, Richard Sails.
Othello
Much Ado About Nothing   (2012)
One of the greatest of romantic comedies, given an extended run at Shire Hall and, for the first time, across the way in the Priory Church.

Actors: Nicolas Camm, Howard Chadwick, David Frederickson, Matthew Ganley, Richard Hand, Lisa-Marie Hoctor,
Nicola Jane Ingram, Adam Jowett, Claire Lever, Gemma North, Richard Sails, George Telfer
Much Ado ....
The Merchant of Venice   (2010)
Famously contentious drama, with central scene played within the intimate and awesome setting of Britain's oldest working law court.

Actors: Zariah Bailey, Arthur Bostrom, Patrick Bridgman,
Gareth Cassidy, Clara Darcy, Joe Fairclough, David Findlay, Richard J Fletcher, Kate Gilbert, Richard Hand, Lewis Marsh,
Gemma North
Jessica & Lorenzo
Hamlet   (2008)
Powerful ensemble production of the world's greatest tragedy.

Actors: Patrick Bridgman, Gareth Cassidy, Eric Coudrill, Claire Disley, David Frederickson, Robert Garrett, Paul Hassall, Simon Kirk, Thomas K Lappin, Sarah Thurstan, Damien Warren-Smith, Amy Rhiannon Worth
Hamlet
Richard III   (2006)
Final play in ‘The Wars of the Roses’ series realised as a coup de théatre.

Actors: Audrey Brady, Patrick Bridgman, Howard Chadwick, Marc Finn, C.P. Hallam, Dinah Handley, Chris Hollinshead, Helen Longworth, Christine Mackie, Simon Norbury, Rob Parry, Richard Sails, Paul Slater, Dan Willis
Richard III
All's Well That Ends Well   (2004)
Spirited revival of a long neglected bitter-sweet comedy of sexual intrigue

Actors: Tim Barker, Christine Bissell, Victoria Brazier, Howard Chadwick, Hugo Chandor, C. P. Hallam, Chris Hannon, Patrick Kane, Amy Rhiannon-Worth, Ted Richards, Sarah Thurstan, Dan Willis
All's Well
Macbeth   (2002)
Marking the link between Shakespeare, James I, & the Lancashire Witch trials of 1612

Actors: Geoffrey Banks, Nicolas Camm, Howard Chadwick, Hugo Chandor, Ann-Marie Francis, Marc Goodall, Martine Harry-Davis, Helen Kay, Christopher Lucas, Peter Rhys-Duggan, Simeon Truby. Musician: Ian Wilson
Macbeth
Measure For Measure   (2001)
Commemorating Lancaster Castle's 900 year old prison - the last castle in use as such

Actors: Hanneke Blower, Ian Blower, Nicholas Camm, Howard Chadwick, Orla Cottingham, Marc Goodall, Christopher Lucas, James Morley, Ted Richards, Erica Rogers. Musicians: Elizabeth Dodd & Philip Gruar
Measure For Measure
Richard II   (2000)
Celebrating the close links between the Duchy of Lancaster & the Crown over 600 years

Actors: Hanneke Blower, Ian Blower, Nicolas Camm, Howard Chadwick, Sue McCormick, Christopher Lucas, James Morley, Ted Richards, Stephen Tomlin. Musician: Ian Wilson
Richard II
Young Performers (2002 - 2006)

The following members of Lancaster Youth Theatre ‘Drama Factory’ Joe Daunt, Jordan Egglestone, Jeet Mukerji, Corey Twyman appeared in Macbeth.
Joshua Bancroft, Jordan Egglestone, Callum Etches, Christopher Jotischky-Hull appeared in Richard III.
Rlll Princes
Creative Team (2000 - 2014)

Set & Dressing Clare-Louis Hall, Paul Kondras
Costume & Wardrobe Moya Buck, Fi Carrington, Ruth Caswell, Rachel Daniels, Linda Hilton, Debbie Eala Rose, Emily Varnam, Susan Wright
Lighting Mark Alexander, Emma Armstrong, Martin Buck,
Ian Daly
Musical Direction & Arrangement Lee Affen,
Jude Glendinning, Jane Vicary
Stage Management & Properties Lee Affen,
Emma Armstrong, Eve Burton, Ruby Clarke, Rachel Daniels, Elaine Diffenthal, Peter Duggan,
Viv Emmott, Gail Falkingham, Carol Frances, Louise Manifold, Cara Pearce, Jan Radford
Publicity Jane Butterworth, Andi Chapple, Jane Vicary
Photography Helen Burrow, George Coupe,
Kim Lewis, Arthur & Neil Thomson
Artists in Residence Sarah Jane Bellwood,
Cathy Duncan, Kim Lewis, Sally Payne
Sword Fights Graham Kemp, Renny Krupinski
Choreography T C Howard
Maskmaking Kate Howden, Meg Roberts
Production Assistant Amy Woolmer
Hamlet puppets

Casket Bearers
Deck The Hall With Boughs of Holly (2000 - 2014)
Evergreen words & music celebration of Yuletide

Actor/Readers: Mark Alexander, Alexander Atherton, Rachel Battersby, Jonathan Black, Hanneke Blower, Ian Blower, Victoria Brazier, Patrick Bridgman, Nicolas Camm, Hugo Chandor, Mike Coombes, Eric Coudrill, Charlotte Dalton, Robert Garrett, Marc Goodall, Paul Green, Barry Hall, C.P. Hallam, Richard Hand, Chris Hannon, Roberta Kerr, Gillie Kerrod, Helen Longworth, Christine Mackie, Sue McCormick, Penny McDonald, Freddie Machin, Simon Norbury, Ted Richards, Matthew Rothwell, Peter Rylands, Richard Sails, Bekah Sloan, Rob Storr, Stephen Tomlin, Gwen Thurstan, Sarah Thurstan, Jane Vicary, Gareth Webb, Dan Willis, Amy Rhiannon Worth.
Choirs: Millenium Choir, Cats Chorus, Five In A Bar
Deck The Halls
Ghostly Tales (2009 - 2014)
Intimate readings in candle lit rooms make for a haunting evening's entertainment every Autumn ...

Directed by Stephen Tomlin with actor/readers Tim Barker, Ian Blower, Victoria Brazier, Howard Chadwick, Eric Coudrill, Alison Darling, David Findlay, David Frederickson, Adam Garrett, Robert Garrett, Lawrence Ghorra, Stephanie Greer, C.P.Hallam, Becky Hindley, Pauline Jefferson, Gillie Kerrod, Helen Longworth, Sue McCormick, Penny McDonald, Jenny May Morgan, Fiona Paul, Julia Rounthwaite, Stephen Tomlin, Simon Yaxley.
Ghostly Tales
Trial of the Pendle Witches (2012 & 2013)
Rehearsed reading of a new play by Graham Kemp, written in association with demi-paradise, to mark the 400th anniversary of one the most famous prosecutions in English legal history, which took place at Lancaster Castle. The production had its premiere in 2012 in Shire Hall and was restaged with minor revisions and a different cast/director in 2013.

Actor/Readers: Cameron Baird, Nicolas Camm, James Dunn, Stephanie Greer, Dinah Handley, Edmund Herd, Gayle Newbolt, Matthew Rothwell, Julia Rounthwaite, Paul Slater, Murray Taylor, Stephen Tomlin, David Varga.
Witches dungeon
Richard III - On Trial For Murder (2007)
Was he guilty or not guilty of murdering his nephews - ‘The Princes in the Tower’? The audience, as jury decides.

A play by Michael S Bennett.

Directed by Stephen Tomlin, with David Frederickson, Paul Green, Simon Lacy, Fiona Paul, Paul Slater, & Gareth Webb
Trial of Richard III
Blood Red Roses (2002)
The dark history of Lancaster Castle in words & music

Devised and compiled by Sue McCormick and directed by Ian Blower, with Emma-Louise Higgin, Paul Loughran, Sue McCormick, Ted Richards, Sarah Thurstan, Stephen Tomlin.
Musicians: Elizabeth Dodd & Philip Gruar
Blood Red Roses