SJT at Home: The Girl Next Door

2hrsTheatre, Streaming, Cinema, Event Cinema

We didn't want you to miss out on Alan Ayckbourn's latest play!


Written & directed by Alan Ayckbourn
Director of Photography - Daniel Abell
Set & Costume Designer - Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Designer - Jason Taylor
Associate Sound Designer - Paul Stear
Casting Director - Sarah Hughes
Editor & Colourist - Daniel Abell
Sound Capture & Final Mix - Chris Jones at Beckview Studios

Key Cast:

Bill Champion
Linford Johnson
Alexandra Mathie
Naomi Petersen

Price: From £12

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1 September - 19 September 2021

Available to watch from noon on Wednesday 1 September until midnight on Sunday 19 September.

There are many reasons why you may not have made it to the theatre this summer. But we don’t want you to miss out, so we’ve made a film of our hit play, The Girl Next Door.

A touching, tender and, of course, funny reflection on the ability of love to rise above adversity and reach across the years, it’s the 85th full-length play from our Director Emeritus, Alan Ayckbourn.

Summer 2020. Stuck at home with only his sensible older sister for company, veteran actor Rob Hathaway has little to do but relive his glory days when, as the star of the nation’s favourite TV period drama National Fire Service, he ruled the roost as George ‘Tiger’ Jennings: wartime hero, and living legend among firefighters.

Then one day Rob spots a stranger hanging out the washing in the adjoining garden. But the neighbours haven’t been around for months. So who is the mysterious girl next door? And why is she wearing 1940s clothing?

Our Director of Photography, Daniel Abell, says: “One of the key things for me is that I didn’t want to produce a ‘film’ – it’s a capture of a live theatre performance. We want you to see the audience, to feel like you’re sitting there. We’re trying to give you the best seat in the house!”

£12 - if there's just you
£15 - if there’s more than one person watching
£20 ­- premium ticket (with bonus features including interviews with Alan Ayckbourn, designer Kevin Jenkins and more!)
* If you bought a ticket for this film last time it was available (28 June to 4 July), it is still valid for this streaming.*

Booking information
- Book your ticket as normal, you'll get your usual confirmation email.
- Please disregard the date, time and ticket delivery method while booking (you will need to select 'leave my tickets at the box office' but don't worry, you don't need actual tickets!)
- We take all cards except American Express. Please note if buying a ticket from outside the UK your bank may charge a currency exchange fee.

How to watch
- Once the film is available, click the link in the email we send you, or return to this page and click one of the ‘Watch’ links above, depending on which ticket you’ve bought, to access the film. 
- You'll be prompted to log in to your SJT account (which you used to book) to access the watch page.
- The film will be available to watch from noon on Wednesday 1 September until midnight on Sunday 19 September. 
- You can watch the film on any computer or mobile device connected to the internet, or on a smart TV (through its web browser). We're really sorry that we do not have the capacity to provide individual technical support for smart TV viewing; we suggest you google your TV model and how to access a webpage.

Captions are available - switch them on in the video player using the cog icon.

Find out more about the live show in our digital programme here - there are still tickets available to see it in person!

© 2021. This Streaming was made by special arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and Haydonning Ltd. All rights in the Play and the Streaming are strictly reserved and no use whatsoever shall be made of the Play or the Streaming without the rights holders express prior permission. This performance is authorised for non-commercial use only. Neither the Play nor the Streaming may be copied, distributed, broadcast or otherwise exploited in whole or in part in any media now known or hereafter developed. To do so shall constitute contravention of copyright law. 

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast