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This rehearsed reading features excerpts from brand new pieces of work, presenting an array of talent from around the UK.

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Last year over 200 plays were submitted to the Stephen Joseph Theatre. This New Writing showcase celebrates some of those plays that we think you will enjoy.

This rehearsed reading features excerpts from brand new pieces of work,  presenting an array of talent from around the UK.

After the readings you can meet the playwrights in an informal post show discussion.

Second Stage writers for this year include local writer Peter Robertshaw, Fiona Evans whose previous plays include Scarborough and The Price of Everything, and Niall Ransome – who appeared in The 39 Steps and Treasure Island.

dates

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21 December - 31 January 2022

Enjoy this year's magical Christmas show from the comfort of your sofa!

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29 January

James Phelan is "the most anticipated magician in a generation".

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9 February - 12 February 2022

Blackeyed Theatre return with an adaptation of Mary Shelley's Gothic horror masterpiece.

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11 February

A one woman show with balls, heart and Yorkshire grit. The most relatable beauty queen this side of the Pennines.

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19 February - 20 February 2022

A hilarious, poignant look at the pressures faced by pupils today, both at school and at home.

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21 February

Townsend Theatre Productions return with the story of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS).

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23 February - 24 February 2022

A portrayal of two humans' journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living.

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4 March - 5 March 2022

A powerful new play brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics, and family.

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8 March - 9 March 2022

Through the story of Tonderai's family, charting the rise and fall of Robert Mugabe.

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12 March

Inspired by Nina Simone, reflecting on her journey to becoming a jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

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15 March - 19 March 2022

Northern Broadsides bring their refreshing style to Shakespeare’s most musical and much-loved comedy for the very first time.

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21 March

A celebration of how music brings people together, DONUTS is a hypnotic and playful groove along to jazz and funk.

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23 March - 26 March 2022

The debut play from Michael Southan exploring taboos around sex, romance, and disability.

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30 March

When Okumu’s village is attacked by the LRA, he and his brother’s lives are changed forever.

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15 May

A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music.

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22 July - 27 August 2022

Emma Rice's adaptation of Noël Coward's timeless tale.

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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