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The Duke

Written & Performed by Shôn Dale-Jones

"In the spring of 2024 I sit at my desk waiting for an email that will tell me what I need to do to the script to get it onto the screen. I turn the radio on. I listen to a report about the refugee crisis. My mother calls. She tells me she’s broken The Duke. My mother, my film script and the refugee crisis all need my attention.” 

Shôn Dale-Jones, the BBC award-winning writer/performer performs the Fringe First award winner, The Duke. 

Funny, poignant and playful, the one-man show weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom - a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington - the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, this playful show gently challenges our priorities in a world full of crisis.

Age guidance: 12+
Running time: 60 mins (no interval)


“The great Welsh storyteller”

Lyn Gardner

"You won't find a show with a bigger, better heart"

What's On Stage

"...engaging and complex, existing somewhere between truth and fiction, drama and radio, fantasy and reality. Dale-Jones is a natural and immediately likeable storyteller"

The List