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Lancaster City Museum will be the setting for a drama from tonight to Saturday.

The venue will host The Rest is History, a new play by The Dukes Senior Youth Theatre.

The play is in the form of a tour with a difference. Starting in Market Square, near the museum steps, in then takes the audience around the whole building including the King’s Own Regiment Museum as well as a scene in a railway carriage.

One of the directors, Kriss Foster, said: “We wanted to use the space in a different way to remind people that museums are part of our present and future.

“With its maze of rooms, the museum also presented an interesting challenge and an exciting opportunity to design a promenade theatre experience.”

The Rest is History follows the story of a fictitious gift shop worker who’s left in charge of the museum when the tour guide is called away and features a host of other interesting characters played by a cast of 20, aged 14 and 15.

The show also includes live music written and performed by the cast, some of who have learned to play new instruments during the production process.

This is the second site specific play which The Dukes Senior Youth Theatre have presented, after staging the play Shhh in Lancaster Library two years ago.

Box Office: 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org