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Page to Stage

Students performing at the castle
Students performing at the castle

The Department of English Literature & Creative Writing offers many ways to move from page to stage, or words to performance. These currently include:

Shakespeare at The Castle

Our year-long ‘Shakespeare’ undergraduate module usually culminates in an option to take part (front, or back, of stage) in a full-scale summer Shakespeare performance at Lancaster’s spectacular Medieval Castle.

Your Work at the Dukes

Our term-long ‘Writing for the Stage’ undergraduate module is, currently, taught in Lancaster’s wonderful Dukes Theatre, and usually concludes with a performance showcase also at The Dukes.

Audience watching a performance at the Dukes
Student Workshop at The Dukes

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize

This annual competition has been running since 2018, is organised in partnership with The Dukes, and provides opportunities for students to be involved in the judging process. The prize is currently £1500, as well as a rehearsed reading of the winning play, plus mentoring. The Prize aims to encourage writing for the stage among underrepresented writers in the North West. For details of the latest on the prize email creativecommunities@dukeslancaster.org. Also watch out for updates via the Dukes website (https://dukeslancaster.org) and through the Department's social media.

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