Lancaster audio tour: 1698 Part One by May Sumbwanyambe

1698 Part One by May Sumbwanyambe

Walking Tour

15 mins

About the Tour

A series of unfortunate events lead Quaker businessman, William Stout to roll the dice as a pioneering trader on the high seas.
Cast: David Crellin, Amy Lomax, Linford Johnson, Jack Deam
Directed by Alex Summers
Sound Design by Karen Lauke & Eloise Whitmore of Naked Productions

This is one of four original audio dramas commissioned by The Dukes to animate Lancaster's Georgian history in partnership with the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University, Lancaster Museums Service and Global Link, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Tour Producer


The Dukes Lancaster

A theatre in Lancaster, Lancashire, producing a variety of professional live theatre, cinema and participatory projects.

Major Landmarks

  • Lune Millennium Bridge

Directions to Starting Point

Outside the Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB

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Places to stop along the way

The Maritime Museum inside the Custom House

Best time of day

Before dark


Make sure you have headphones and your phone's battery is charged


1698 Part One by May Sumbwanyambe