Big on vision. Bold on execution. And never short of a friendly welcome. For Lancaster theatre The Dukes, it’s a case of new website imitating life, imitating art.
Take a quick amble through the history of The Dukes and it doesn’t take long to find stellar names. Peter Ustinov became the theatre’s first president in 1972. Amanda Burton (Silent Witness, Waterloo Road); Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Blackadder); Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who); Tamsin Greig (Green Wing, Episodes) and Malcolm Hebden (Coronation Street’s Norris Cole) all starred in the theatre’s home produced shows. And long before he became the motion capture master behind King Kong, Planet of the Apes’ Caesar and Lord of the Rings’ Gollum, Andy Serkis performed here.
But times change, and The Dukes vision of being one of England’s outstanding producing theatres wasn’t reflected by a website that was – well, let’s just say the critics wouldn’t have been kind.
And that’s where Happy come in. We’ve created a new site for The Dukes that’s responsive, with an integrated ticketing system that lets customers book online – and do it quickly and easily. There’s room to showcase upcoming productions too. So now, theatregoers get to enjoy a fabulous performance from the moment they visit the site, to the final bow.
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