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The Dukes and Williamson Park present

Oliver Twist

Date & Time

Fri 3 Jul 2015 to Sat 15 Aug 2015


Williamson Park

Annual walkabout theatre in Williamson Park


"More?! You want more?!"

The Dukes' famous walkabout shows have transformed Williamson Park into Neverland, Middle Earth, Ancient Greece and now we head for Dickensian England - with a Northern twist!

Oliver Twist, an orphan, is thrown out of the workhouse and dragged to the open air market to be sold to the highest bidder. But hidden nearby in the surrounding woods, Fagin and his gang of tricksters and scoundrels lie in wait. Soon Oliver becomes a boy on the run: escaping into the woods and seeking a life of adventure and the family he always longed for.

Charles Dickens' wonderful characters - the Artful Dodger, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the hideous Mr. Bumble - lead you on a journey through this magical and mysterious open-air setting. But as Oliver delves deeper into the Fagin's glittering world, the dark side of gang life emerges. Follow Oliver as he twists and turns in search of a new life.


Age Guidance - Adventurers 5+ welcome!

Over the last 25 years, over half a million people have enjoyed The Dukes Park Show.


This family show will take you through the dells, woods, lake and gardens of this beautiful setting, capturing the magic of theatre. Make a day of it and enjoy Williamson Park’s play areas, butterfly house, cafe and breath-taking views across Morecambe Bay. Have a look at for more info about the park and everything else historic Lancaster has to offer.



Good footwear is advised. In some locations you will be required to step off the pathway. Warm clothing is also a good idea – even on the sunniest days it can get chilly once the sun goes down.



Some scenes have logs, benches or grassy banks to sit on. You are welcome to bring your own folding chairs and rugs, but please be considerate of other audience members when deciding where to sit.



Snacks, hot and cold beverages and alcoholic drinks are on sale before the show and during the interval at Williamson Park Café. Please feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy.



The Dukes Park show is an all-weather outdoor experience so please come prepared for all eventualities. Umbrellas are allowed, but we ask that those using them stand at the back so as not to obscure the view of other audience members.


Wheelchair users or those with limited mobility are welcome, with wheelchair friendly areas at locations for every scene. A limited number of wheelchairs are free to hire from our Box Office, please ask when booking to reserve one. Please call the Box Office on 01524 598500 for more access information.


Williamson Park overlooks Lancaster City Centre and is easy to find from the motorway. Leave the M6 at junction 34 and follow the yellow AA signs. The Park’s main entrance and car park are on Wyresdale Road. The Sat Nav postcode is LA1 1UX.



Full price: Mon - Thu £18.50, Fri 20.50, Sat £23 Concessions: Mon - Thu 14.50, Fri 16.50, Sat £19 Children: Mon - Thu 11, Fri £12, Sat £13 Previews*: Fri 3, Sat 4 & Tue 7 July: £15, £11 concessions, £7 children Early Bird*: Book before 31st May and save £2 per ticket Earlier Bird*: Book before 31st January and save £3 per ticket Friends*: See Oliver for HALF PRICE on Thu 9 July Family&Friends discounts: Buy 5+ tickets and save £1 per ticket Schools*: £8.50 & one teacher free with every 10 pupils (Mon-Fri only).

*one special offer per ticket. Special offers not applicable to previews.

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