The Stephen Joseph Theater in Scarborough announces a program of guest productions for fall and winter


A busy schedule of visiting productions has been announced for Fall and Winter 2022 at Scarborough’s Etienne-Joseph Theater.

They are:

August 20: The tortoise and the hare

Kitchen Zoo presents an interactive story for children under six and their adults with live music, puppets and a tale you thought you knew. In association with ARC Stockton, Queen’s Hall Hexham and Gosforth Civic Theatre.

September 15 & 16: My voice has been heard but ignored

When Reece is brutally approached by the police, his teacher Gillian does not intervene. Now he wants her to understand his pain. From the Red Ladder Theater Company, Nana-Kofi Kufuor’s new play is an urgent interrogation of racial identity.

October 3-7: Shakers: Under New Management!

The two-time BAFTA-winning partnership of John Godber and Jane Thorton bring their writing skills to Classic Shakers, sister game to Bouncers. Main Street may be struggling to get back to normal, but Shakers Bar is under new management, and they’re determined to make it the place to be seen. A John Godber Company and production of the Royal Wakefield Theater.

October 8: The Rod Stewart Songbook

The ultimate tribute to Rod Stewartfeaturing Pete McCall, Europe’s greatest tribute, with unforgettable hits like Sailing, Maggie MayDa Ya thinks I’m sexy, some guys have all the luck, Baby Jane, you wear it hot, hot legs and more.

October 12-15: Macbeth

Created for two performers, The Faction’s bold, dynamic visual inventiveness and clever approach to text combine to create a dazzling distillation of Shakespeare’s fast-paced tragedy.

October 13: the album

Experience the sound of groundbreaking musical artists like you never have before. Breaking the conventions of contemporary dance, SAY brings the infectious energy of live music to the world of dance. Bringing together an explosive mix of everything that inspires them: the album features fast and flowing dance routines to incredible music tracks from artists.

October 18: Destiny

A gripping spectacle that follows a teenage girl growing up on a Chippenham council estate – born below the bread line, she desperately seeks to see beyond the neighborhood and find hope in despair.

October 20 & 21: Steptoe and Son radio show

Marking 60 years since the very first broadcast, Hambledon Productions and Apollo Theater Company bring the Steptoe House back to life with this fresh and hilarious adaptation of three original episodes of the long-running BBC sitcom, faithfully recreating a live radio recording and reliving some of Steptoe’s finest misadventures.

October 25 & 26: The Chronicles of Atom and Moon

Murray Lachlan Young’s latest epic story for families sees our heroes Atom and Moon on the hunt for mysterious old mother Redbeard to save their larger-than-life nanny, Iffly Sney. Produced by Funnelwick Limb in association with Action Transport Theater and Eastern Angles.

The legend of the Fast Show Simon’s day (Dave Angel, Competitive Dad, Billy Bleach) takes the stage to introduce his various comedy characters.

November 15: Joe Black – Cataclysm Club

Join RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Forsaken Dark Cabaret Joe Black for an evening of devilish chanting, vaudevillian villainy and musical mayhem.

November 18: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars present The Ronnie Scott’s Story

Straight from the famous London jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archival photos and video footage.

November 21: Beautiful People:

At a time when death and bereavement are medicalised, the UK’s most enduring theatrical double act reclaims humanity’s last taboo of impending eradication in a portrait on paper of a timeless trio: Cursed to the eternal life without eternal youth. A Ridiculusmus production.

December 8: Holly at Christmas

holly buddy and the Cricketers once again herald the Yuletide festivities with a spectacle now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

December 14: A warning to the curious

Lloyd Parry brings two classic MR James stories: Lost Hearts features one of James’s most memorable black magicians, the predatory scholar Mr Abney, while A Warning to the Curious, in which a young antique dealer is haunted and hunted by the keeper of an ancient treasure, is perhaps the author’s most poignant account.

Tickets for all shows are priced at £10 and will go on sale from Friday 8th July (with priority booking for the theater’s membership scheme, The Circle, from Tuesday 5th July) and can be reserved at the ticket office on 01723 370541 or via the website:


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