First Friday Scare Stories

22 March 2016

One of the landmark films of silent cinema will be screened with a live score outdoors in Lancaster Castle’s courtyard courtesy of The Dukes this First Friday.

Nosferatu is an iconic take on the story of Dracula and will be accompanied with a live score, composed and performed by Lancaster-based duo Lee Affen and Ric Smithson who have previously scored The Phantom of the Opera and Metropolis for The Dukes as well as performing their Nosferatu score in Williamson Park.

It could be chilly and dark during and after the screening so warm waterproof  clothes are recommended as are blankets  because this event will take place rain or shine. Limited seating is available but feel free to bring your own.

The screening begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £10/£9 concessions(a £1 per transaction fee applies when booking online).

The Dukes is also hosting Ghost Box as part of First Friday on April 1.

This intimate and immersive 20-minute live performance for four people is part science experiment, ghost story, and illusion.

As you enter Dr.Zimmerman’s high-security laboratory he is poised to realise his life’s ambition – communicating with the dead.

Zimmerman will take you on a journey into the past – to solve the mystery of the ghost of a little girl who walks the corridors of Lancaster Castle’s silent prison. As the lab falls into darkness, the lights within the Ghost Box flicker and it groans into life. What dark secrets will Dr. Zimmerman’s curious contraption reveal?

Meet the scientist dressed in a white lab coat in The Dukes foyer before your performance slot to be guided to Zimmerman’s laboratory.

On the night four people will be let in at each of the following times:
5.30pm, 5.45pm, 6pm, 6.15pm, 6.30pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm, 8pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm, 9pm and 9.15pm.

Arrival is recommended 5 minutes before your allotted time and allow up to 25 minutes for the experience.

Tickets for Ghost Box are £5(a £1 per transaction fee applies when booking online) and booking is advised as availability is limited.

For more information on these events or to book, call The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or online at

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