Laugh and Cry with The Ockerbys

Laugh and Cry with The Ockerbys

“Dennis doesn’t really like emotions – he won’t let them in the house.”

So says Viv Ockerby in our latest production which opens this Friday, September 30.

Fortunately, The Dukes does allow emotions and they’ll go on a rollercoaster ride when watching The Ockerbys on Ice.

We’re looking forward to staging the premiere of this heartwarming play by Dukes Associate Artist and Coronation Street scriptwriter, Debbie Oates.

“The Ockerbys on Ice is both a love story and a play of ideas,” said Director Joe Sumsion.

“Debbie explores big ethical questions through the eyes of a warm, funny couple wrestling with their own concerns. The result is a wonderful play for the head, heart and soul.”

Viv and Dennis Ockerby, played by former Coronation Street and Emmerdale actors, Karen Henthorn and David Crellin, are planning for retirement when Dennis is hit by a devastating diagnosis. But thanks to a scientific breakthrough, they win a shot at immortality.

The Ockerbys On Ice is performed in The Round from September 30-October 22 and is recommended for anyone aged 12 plus. To book tickets, ring our Box Office on 01524 598500 or visit