Welcome to the Lancaster University Revue Group historical archive. LURG was a student comedy society, active between 1976 and 1992. The site is dedicated to collecting and preserving the wealth of memorabilia associated with the Group and to documenting the many productions it mounted.

Patrick Burton

It is with great sadness that I report the passing, on November 12th 2017, of Patrick Burton.

A very active member of LURG between 1979 and 1982, Patrick made his first appearance in The Road To Morecambe Pier. He went on to appear in and write for several further revues, eventually co-producing Rodrigo Borgia Invites in 1982. He returned to appear in Ten, the 10th anniversary show, in 1986 (photo below, from Puritan Mealtime).

I hope to be able to publish a fuller obituary here, in due course.

Site Status

This site has been under development for some time and now hosts a significant body of LURG related material. You will find original programmes, running orders, publicity material, reviews (good and bad!), plus facts about known performances. Also included are many performance and social photos, some previously unseen for nearly four decades. Probably most significant, are the recordings of many early shows, along with a few rehearsals.

Ex-members can also actively participate in the site. Information contribution forms are dotted all round the site. Additionally, registered members can comment on much of the site's content or post in the forum.

That said, the site is very much a work in progress. There are many gaps to be filled in the historical content, as detailed on the Wanted! page. Former members are encouraged to contribute missing information, photos, memorabilia, documents or recordings.


If you have information about LURG related events or news, pass them on, so they can be posted here.

Edinburgh Debut - 40th anniversary

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of LURG's debut on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Haley's Vomit opened on 31/Aug/1977.

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