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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.

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1 October

A performance created from your song dedications and declarations of love.

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7 October

Looking behind the legend of the Brontë sisters

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13 October

Joy is a never without a smile and always looks on the bright side of life.

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15 October

An award winning light comedy. With shade.

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20 October

Jemma Redgrave and Simon Slater perform a rehearsed reading of Simon Woods’ witty and devastating play.

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21 October - 24 October 2020

Vaudeville, murder, magic and jazz!

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28 October - 31 October 2020

A brand new show from one of the UK’s leading playwrights

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3 November

A comedy drama about three colleagues who attend a failing self-help group.

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6 November - 7 November 2020

A dark comedy from award-wining playwright Alison Carr.

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10 November

A new play that explores relationships between strangers and how their interactions can be a catalyst for change.

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12 November - 14 November 2020

A comedy for everyone who’s ever been in love and lived to tell the tale.

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17 November

A show about religion, family and unlearning everything you once knew.

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19 November - 21 November 2020

Soaring harmonies, heart-pounding live music and searing spoken word

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24 November

A touching new comedy about friendship and Morris dancing

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1 December - 5 January 2021

An audio version of Alan Ayckbourn’s ghostly 1994 play.

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3 December - 30 December 2020

A brand new Nick Lane adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale.

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