Where were you when the lights went out?
By Sarah McDonald-Hughes | Directed by Alex Summers
Fri 13 October – Fri 3 November at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
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.
Sarah McDonald-Hughes has focused the play’s attention on the real-life experiences of a Lancaster business owner who saw her shop devastated by flood water, a young woman from Morecambe wandering the streets during the blackout and a schoolboy who lost his most precious possession to Storm Desmond.
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 chaos, bewilderment and camaraderie during a power cut which left communities without communication, transport or information, cut off from the modern world.
Tickets are available from: www.dukes-lancaster.org | Tel: 01524 598500