Current Tour

SJT On Tour

The SJT on tour

The SJT regularly tours both nationally and internationally. Current tour dates are listed below.


A new revival of Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy, directed by the author himself. All alone, high up in an isolated, derelict suburban tower block, avant garde composer Jerome is vainly struggling to complete his life’s masterwork about love. The problem is, he’s lost the source of his artistic inspration, his beloved daughter Geain. So, with the help of a deranged, android childminder, Jerome hatches a cunning plan to get her back. But the best laid plans of men and mechanical women...

A new revival directed by the author, Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy was fi rst produced in Scarborough in 1987 and subsequently at the Vaudeville Theatre, London in 1988, starring Ian McKellen and Jane Asher, where it won the Evening Standard Best Comedy award.

“darkly funny”
The Observer

"Yet again Ayckbourn does what he does so well – makes you laugh, even when it hurts to do so. It’s a gem”
Northern Echo

"The theatrical Titan’s 1987 futuristic hit displays an eerie prescience"
The Telegraph

“Alan Ayckbourn's sci-fi hit still feels eerily prescient.”
The Daily Telegraph

“Ayckbourn's cast brings out the abiding human foibles that feed the humour in the unpredictable encounters…
The Press (York)

“This is Alan Ayckbourn at his darkest. The laughs are there, but the exposure of human weakness is merciless.”
The Scarborough News

“An unsettling and thought-provoking take on the Pygmalion myth… an enjoyable evening at the theatre, combining moments of high comedy with sci-fi flourishes and knotty moral issues.”
British Theatre Guide

19 - 28 January
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX
01483 44 00 00

6 - 11 February
Royal Theatre, Royal & Derngate
Guildhall Rd, Northampton, NN1 1DP
01604 624811

13 - 18 February
Theatre Royal Windsor
Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PS
01753 853 888

22 - 25 February 
Cambridge Arts Theatre
St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
01223 503333

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