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Written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn

1 - 27 May 2018

59E59 Theaters, New York |

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen. From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates' romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.

By Christopher York
Directed by Paul Robinson

13 July 2018 | Latitude Festival

1 - 27 August | Edinburgh Fringe 

'Scarborough is turning into Tenerife.
This is global warming gone wrong.
This isn't the story of Icarus and Daedalus.
It's Yasmin and Jack.
And we won't fly too close to the sun.
We'll fly through the f*cker.'

Yasmin is young, feisty and living on the edge in Scarborough. She's been dealt a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life be the one thing which saves her?

Written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn

9 - 27 October | New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

31 October - 10 November | Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere

Joking Apart
For Richard and Anthea everything in life just falls into place. Perhaps it’s inevitable that the others suffer by comparison. Quiet misery, unrequited love and jealousy play their part in this painfully funny comedy. Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production of an Ayckbourn classic.

Better Off Dead
Highly irascible author Algy Waterbridge is hard at work on his 33rd crime novel featuring blunt Yorkshire cop DCI Tommy Middlebrass. With constant interruptions, it’s almost the last straw when old acquaintance Gus Crewe turns up to interview him with alarming consequences. Alan Ayckbourn's latest play is a comedy of confusion about an grumpy old man who might not be so grumpy after all.

By arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Paul Robinson

11 - 22 September | Theatre Clwyd, Mold

This Olivier award-winning thriller – which started its life right here in North Yorkshire - will receive its in-the-round UK premiere at the SJT. Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of the legendary movie played for nine years in London’s West End before playing for two years on Broadway and then in over thirty-nine countries. It is a brilliant, fast-moving spoof including legendary scenes such as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape from the Forth Bridge, the first ever theatrical bi-plane crash and a death-defying (well nearly) finale.

Previous Tours

At the SJT: 8 September - 8 October 2016

Round Tour:
11 - 29 October 2016: New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
1 - 12 November 2016: The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere

Proscenium Tour:
19 - 28 January 2017: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
6 - 11 February 2017: Royal Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton
13 - 18 February 2017: Theatre Royal Windsor
22 - 25 February 2017: Cambridge Arts Theatre

5 - 9 September 2017: New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

10 - 28 October 2017: New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

12 - 28 October 2017: New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
8 - 11 November 2017: The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere

11 - 28 October 2017: Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough