Second Stage

The McCarthy

A showcase of play excerpts, directed and performed by professional and emerging talent.

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Fifty Years by James McDermott

Figures by Sarah Gordon

Sleeper by Janice Okoh

To be Undone by Wendy Pratt

Leaving by Karla Marie Sweet

Tranquility by Paul Spencer

With Bells On by Chris Chilton 

Performed as script-in-hand readings, each excerpt has been selected from submissions over the past year to our literary department. The readings will be followed by a Q&A with all the writers.

dates

Wednesday 8 May 2019, 7.45pm

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