2014 season at Stephen Joseph Theatre includes Ayckbourne premiere

Date Posted: 14/02/2014

This summer, school trip organisers can choose from a season of new productions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough including Alan Ayckbourn’s 78th play and commissions from four new writers.

The season begins on 30th May with the world premiere of The Last Train To Scarborough in association with the National Railway Museum.

Chris Monks’ adaptation of Andrew Martin’s novel of the same name features film sequences shot at the York-based railway museum and the surrounding countryside.

Playing from 3rd July to 30th August, Chris Monks also directs Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy. Sir Arthur Sullivan’s comic opera is reinvented with a contemporary second act written by Chris Monks and composer Richard Atkinson.

World premiere of Alan Ayckbourne’s new play

Alan Ayckbourn marks his milestone birthday year with two productions. From 18th July to 31st August, he directs a new musical adaptation of his 1998 play The Boy Who Fell into a Book.

The SJT also presents the world premiere of Ayckbourn’s 78th play Roundelay from 4th September to 4th October. The collection of five short plays is intended to be seen in random order on any given day, to be decided by the audience ahead of each performance. With 120 possibilities, no single show is likely to be repeated.

For further school trip information visit www.sjt.uk.com.

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