Award winning play flies into Lancaster theatre

George Evans and Howard Ward in German Skerries.
George Evans and Howard Ward in German Skerries.

The first major revival of the award winning play German Skerries will be staged in The Round at The Dukes, Lancaster on April 20 and 21.

Set in 1977 around a popular birdwatching spot overlooking the mouth of the Tees, German Skerries follows four characters as they stare out into the future.

While work continues to get the new Redcar steel plant up and running, Jack Williams woos his young wife among the cobwebs at the birdwatchers hut. However, when an underwater pipe running from the steelworks explodes, tragedy strikes and the serenity of the landscape is changed forever.

The play won an award for renowned playwright Robert Holman and among the cast of this revival is Howard Ward, familiar to fans of Downton Abbey as the policeman at the centre of a longrunning murder investigation.

Tickets are £13/£11concessions - ring the box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.