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Jun 21, 2013

Dukes Theatre artistic director Joe Sumsion talks about his production of a new adaptation of Robin Hood in Williamson Park, Lancaster this summer, a comeback for the Dukes's famous outdoor productions by popular demand after it was announced that the 25th anniversary production two years ago would be its last due to funding issues.

Joe talks about their unusual approach to the famous story in a production set in the future, about the challenges and joys of outdoor promenade theatre in the UK and about the up-side of their announcement that these productions were to cease.

Following this, production manager John Newman-Holden takes us on a walk around Williamson Park, talking us through the different locations used for the production and the practical challenges of realising the creative team's visions in the open air.

Robin Hood runs in Williamson Park, Lancaster from 5 July to 10 August 2013. For more information, see www.dukes-lancaster.org or call the box office on 01524 598500.