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Set & Costume Design
BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer 

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design
BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography:

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: 

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

BLACKOUT
Set & Costume Design

Photography: Grant Archer

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Set & Costume Design

Photography:

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Blackout

Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

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Alex Summers

Alexandra Morton

Dukes Theatre

Sarah McDonald Hughes

Ciarán Cunningham 

Karen Lauke

Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Photographer: Grant Archer




10.45pm, Saturday 5th December 2015 – the lights go out across Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth, plunging 100,000 people into darkness.


The total power cut leaves communities without communication, transport or information, cut off from the modern world in a blackout of unprecedented proportions.


Blackout is an original play inspired by testimony from residents, community organisations, emergency responders, sociologists and journalists, telling the stories of ordinary lives in extraordinary times during the Storm Desmond power cut.


A thrilling account of the chaos, bewilderment and camaraderie of those who weathered the storm together.


Created with and performed by local people.

Testimonials

The eye is drawn back to the marbles time and time again; similar to the Lune rising time and time again.

LANCASTER GUARDIAN

The set comprises a section of pavement. Glass marbles rolling down a guttering are cleverly used to provide the sight and sound of torrential rain, a simple but very effective contrivance, which punctuates the scenes.

VIRTUAL LANCASTER