Dukes Theatre premieres new show ahead of tour of North

9 October 2018
Feral at The Duke's Theatre
Sonya Moorhead, right, with The Greyhounds who will premiere Feral at The Dukes

Lancaster’s Dukes theatre is to premiere the show featuring live music, storytelling and the odd party trick on November 2 before it goes on tour.

Sonya Moorhead has created and will perform Feral which was inspired by her hitchhiking mission to Oban to find Sixties folk legend and notorious wild child, Anne Briggs.

Sonya is a singer, director and writer who found herself drowning in domesticity, spinning a lot of plates and feeling like a feral beast backed into a corner.

She couldn’t escape social expectation and feared she’d missed her chance. Sonya hoped Anne could swoop in and save her.  Feral asks why women are taking on more ‘mental load’ than ever before and includes live music by folk trio, The Greyhounds, drawing upon Anne Briggs’ 1960s recordings of traditional ballads.

Feral will be performed in The Round. It was created with support from The Dukes along with Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick via Route 555, an initiative designed to support the creation of new theatre in the North West.

Tickets for Feral, which is recommended for anyone aged 14 plus, are priced £13.50/£11.50 concessions downstairs seating; £11.50/£9.50 concessions upstairs seating and £6 for all balcony standing tickets. For more information and to book, contact The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org 

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