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People affected by Storm Desmond to star in new play

The new play will take place at the Duke's Theatre Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Storm Desmond brought chaos to much of north Lancashire.

An estimated 100,000 householders and business owners were plunged into darkness and left without electricity for several days.

Now some who were directly affected when Storm Desmond struck will appear in a new play-Blackout- at the Duke's Theatre in Lancaster.

The play itself is inspired by testimony from residents emergency responders and community organisations. A strong cast has been assembled to provide a powerful evening of theatre.

Blackout runs until November 3rd at the Duke's Theatre which is just a few metres from the flooding which seriously affected Lancaster.