The Northern conquests

She Stoops To Conquer is given a Northern twist when it kicks off The Dukes autumn season this September.

Thursday, 4th September 2014, 12:58 pm
She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer

The Lancaster theatre welcomes back the acclaimed Northern Broadsides company to present their unique version of Oliver Goldsmith’s much loved 18th Century comedy of manners from September 9-13.

Following the critically acclaimed An August Bank Holiday Lark which visited The Dukes earlier this year, Northern Broadsides unique cast of actor-musicians bring theatrical magic and a sense of fun to this flamboyant period comedy.

Tongue-tied, uptight Charles Marlow needs a lesson in the art of love.

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He longs for a wife but finds it easier to have a bit on the side. Barmaid Kate seems fair game – but there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, She Stoops to Conquer is filled with ludicrous misunderstandings, larger than life characters, outrageous frocks and wigs and plenty of mischief and mayhem.

Relocated in true Northern Broadsides style from the West Country to the North, Goldsmith’s 1773 play is a celebrated study of class, courtship and dysfunctional families.

She Stoops To Conquer is recommended for anyone aged 12 plus. There is a post show talk-back free to ticket holders on September 9 and matinee performances on September 10 & 13.

Tickets are priced £8-£18.50, concessions receive a further £2 off except at matinees.

To book, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit