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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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26 June

A special fundraising event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular.

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1 January - 30 September 2022

Discover Scarborough in a whole new way by following in Anne Brontë's footsteps with this audio walk.

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30 June

One of our annual play readings chosen from our literary department submissions.

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7 July - 9 July 2022

Travel the streets, guided by the people who know it best, and experience a side of Scarborough never before seen.

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12 July - 13 July 2022

From the same team that brought you The Greatest Play in the History of the World.

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18 July

One of our annual play readings chosen from our literary department submissions.

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22 July - 27 August 2022

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

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6 August

The final showcase from the SJT Summer School participants.

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20 August

An interactive story for under 6s and their grownups with live music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew.

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22 August

One of our annual play readings chosen from our literary department submissions.

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2 September - 1 October 2022

The world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's 87th new play.

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19 September

One of our annual play readings chosen from our literary department submissions.

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28 October - 12 November 2022

A play about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey.

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2 December - 31 December 2022

Nick Lane takes another classic fairy tale and turns it on its head this Christmas!

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7 December - 16 December 2022

Nick Lane takes another classic fairy tale and turns it on its head this Christmas!

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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