Merlin's Magic Goes On
21st July 2011
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Merlin’s magic goes on 



Due to popular demand, The Dukes 25th anniversary season of walkabout shows in Williamson Park is to be extended.

Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur has proved so popular with audiences and critics alike that it will run for an extra week, closing on August 20. 


Since it opened on July 8, this epic story of medieval magic and myth has cast its spell over audiences and received 4-star reviews from The Guardian and The Times. 


And now even more people will have the chance to experience the drama set in the Dark Ages when England is in turmoil, battles rage and evil lurks behind every corner. 


Tales of enchantment, terrifying quests, a beautiful sorceress and a fearsome dragon mix fantasy and reality in what has become the UK’s largest outdoor walkabout theatre event. 


Since 1987, The Dukes has established a national reputation for producing outstanding outdoor promenade theatre, leading the way in this particular field. 


However, this summer’s show will be The Dukes last walkabout for the foreseeable future. Next year it will stage Sabbat in the round inside a large marquee in Williamson Park as part of the 400th anniversary commemorations of the Lancashire Witch Trials. 


To book tickets for Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit

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