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OCTOBER 2011 - MARCH 2012

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LOOKING FOR A VENUE? With a beautiful, original art deco interior, delicious food, and our convenient town centre location we are the perfect venue for any occasion. We have four unique spaces to guarantee a memorable event, from Conferences to Business Lunches or Weddings to Family Gatherings. We offer bespoke menus combined with a level of service ensuring you can relax in the knowledge that everything will be just right for your special occasion. Please contact our Events Manager on 01723 370540

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WELCOME To our Autumn/Winter Season 2011/12.

The SJT provides the best in live entertainment at affordable prices, despite severe cuts to our funding. We continue to be a respected source of new, dynamic drama, lauded across the UK, and this Christmas our production of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75th play Neighbourhood Watch will be seen in New York. The SJT is truly a local theatre with an international profile. New writing is still high on our agenda and we’re thrilled to be presenting a brand new play developed through our OutReach Creative Writing Scheme: The Art Of Persuasion. This will be the company’s 301st new play!

By seeing a show, a concert or a film; or by taking part in an OutReach class you’re supporting the work of the SJT and ensuring the future of our much loved company. You can have an even We’ve not one, but two knockout Christmas closer relationship with us by joining SJT Circle, shows: Andrew Pollard’s brilliant new adaptation The Nutcracker Prince and Noel Coward’s spooky our exciting, new membership scheme. classic Blithe Spirit. So what are you waiting for? Turn off the TV, come and see something different in a friendly, What’s more we’re excited to welcome the 60’s welcoming atmosphere. You won’t regret it. classic Alfie, John Godber’s new company with The Debt Collectors and Weekend Breaks, and Chris Monks Northern Broadsides with We Are Three Sisters Artistic Director and Love’s Labour’s Lost.


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By Andrew Pollard Directed by Adam Sunderland Based on the story by E T A Hoffman

25 November - 16 December Christmas - a time for toys and treats, spice and sweets! But can you hear a squeaking? - Beware! The King Of The Rodents is near and he and his army are threatening to eat every sweet thing in the land. Only The Nutcracker Prince can save us, but he is trapped inside a Nutcracker and must be found and released. Can you find the magic nut that will release him? The Nutcracker Prince needs your help to galvanize a Sweetie Army and do battle with the Rodent King. It’s time to load those Liquorice Torpedoes! This is no ballet - this is a battle! A battle to save our sweets! Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and help save the country from this Christmas catastrophe! From the team who brought us The Water Babies, Heidi – A Goat’s Tale, Treasure Island and The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip comes a thrilling tale which puts a confectionary twist on the classic Nutcracker story.

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This is no ballet, it’s a battle! A battle to save our sweets!


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By Noël Coward Directed by Chris Monks

20 December - 7 January “We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one” Noel Coward

Writer Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth invite the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to conduct a séance at their home. They’re hoping for an evening of entertainment, but an unexpected guest spoils the party: Charles’ first wife Elvira. Spirits run high as the two wives battle for Charles - who is wanted dead or alive! Written in 1941, premiered in Manchester and then in London at the height of the Blitz, the original run of nearly 2,000 performances set a new record for the West End. Full of Noël Coward’s sparkling wit, this supernatural comedy remains one of his most popular plays.

“Chris Monks has made his mark with exceptional style” The Stage

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THE ART OF PERSUASION By Roger Osborne Directed by Chris Monks

28 - 29 October “it’s not enough to just win; just to push the others down the queue a bit; they must be destroyed” A senior government minister, Stephen is adept at crisis management, and when the Prime Minister is threatened from within his own party, action must be taken at any cost. In a world of political intrigue, blackmail and betrayal are accepted methods of ensuring survival and power. However when a journalist, Vanessa, becomes involved, it is clear that the press is a weapon to be both used and feared. Vanessa, Stephen and his protégé Daniel

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quickly become entangled in a scandal of their own making. The Art Of Persuasion is the first play by Scarborough writer Roger Osborne. Developed through SJT OutReach Write Stuff and supported by Creative North Yorkshire; a professional team will bring a workshop performance to the stage in just two weeks. Stay around after the evening performance on 29 October for an informal discussion of the play.

Deco D ays


3 - 5 November

Wind the clock back and celebrate the stylish Art Deco era with the SJT. Our beautiful building is 75 years old. Opened in the presence of Charles Laughton in 1936, its architectural importance means that it is a listed building with many carefully maintained original features.

Tours of the building 3 & 4 November, 11am & 1pm 5 November, 11am Special tours taking in the original art deco features with access to some of the hidden parts of the building. Tickets £3.50 5 November, 4pm, afternoon tea + tour Tickets £7.50

Your Odeon, your Days 4 & 5 November, 2pm - 4pm Please bring us your reminiscences of the Odeon or of the era, whether they’re objects, pictures or a tale to tell. We’ll bring some things from our archive and look forward to recording your memories.


2 delightful films of 1936

The Ghost Goes West


3 November, 2.45pm 5 November, 5.30pm

3 & 4 November, 5.30pm 5 November, 2.45pm

The first ever film shown here.

Starring Charles Laughton.

The Casablanca Steps 3 November 7.30

Musical comedy evocation of the 30s.

Exhibition Look out for an Art Deco inspired exhibition by local schools in the foyer.

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The 1930s Songbook Supper with Holly Jazz Lowe 4 November, 7pm.

Afternoon Tea 5 November, 3pm - 5pm

Simply scrumptious.

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Northern Broadsides present

Directed by Barrie Rutter

18 - 22 October Against the backdrop of a dark, remote northern town, three remarkable young women live their lives brightly. Haworth 1840s; in a gloomy parsonage where there are neither curtains nor comforts, Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë light up their world with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. And throughout their confined lives intensely lived… they write. Anyone who has read a Brontë novel cannot fail to be stirred by their overwhelming humanity, charged emotion and brooding, prescient unease with the status quo. Now come to know the voices behind them.

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With exquisitely drawn characterisations, a nod to Chekhov and a touch of poetic licence, We Are Three Sisters is a pearl of a play which evokes with piercing clarity the life and distinct personalities of these three spirited individuals.

Photo: Pau Ross

Theatre Action presents

Phoenix Rising: D. H. Lawrence Son & Lover

Written and directed by Campbell Kay With Paul Slack as D. H. Lawrence

26 October In 1928 D. H. Lawrence is a very ill man. As he presents the personalities and events which shaped his early years, a portrait emerges of a man able to view his life with a mixture of pathos and good humour – not the serious persona implied in his writings nor the puritan sage of his biographers. At odds with his background and education, Lawrence was a man of song with a gift for mimicry and story-telling, who challenged the sexual traditions of his generation in works such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Women in Love. Powerful, literary and moving, this is a colourful portrayal of an extraordinary artist at full throttle!

“consistently entertaining and, ultimately, profoundly moving” BBC Radio

“a totally absorbing performance”

Penny Dreadful, Richard Jordan & Jacksons Lane in association with Assembly present

Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome Written by Bernadette Russell

31 October Award-winning Penny Dreadful cordially invite you to enter the Etherdome. In this darkly funny, true tale of 1850’s America, carnival-sideshows meet live bluegrass music…and dentistry! Major surgery including amputation, heart surgery and tooth extraction, is still carried out with only a stiff whisky or a stick to bite on. In a fairground tent an amazing discovery is made by accident. But who actually made it? Mick Barnfather (Peepolykus, Complicite) directs this extraordinary disaster-comedy, where the quest for pain relief takes a detour via lunacy, addiction and a duck pond! A perfect Halloween night out! CRITICS’ CHOICE: The Times, TimeOut, Metro, British Theatre Guide

“Grotesque comedy at its finest.” Metro

Sir Derek Jacobi

Tickets £10 / £12.50

Tickets £12.50 / £15 £25 meal deal ticket & 2 courses


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The Casablanca Steps 3 November The masters of the centre parting are back to recreate the era when the swells were ‘Putting on the Ritz’ with a delightful selection of songs from the 1930s, mixed with some highly unlikely tales and quintessentially English humour. They perform all their major routines including Juggling the Classics and Hats Off. Wooten, Clarke, Pico and Archibald invite you to sing, laugh, cry, and above all enjoy yourselves in the company of four great performers who really know how to entertain. Fresh from a world tour that has included New York, Taiwan, Dubai and Crouch End, they are TV and festival regulars, have performed on the QE2 and more recently had the honour of privately entertaining HRH Duke of Edinburgh at St James Palace.

Deco Days

4 November, 7pm As part of our Deco Days anniversary celebration we’ve persuaded local star Holly Jazz Lowe to return to her roots at the SJT and entertain us with her lovely voice and the great songs of the 1930s. Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Rogers & Hart, Noel Coward…truly a golden age of song writing. Indulge yourself with an evening that starts with a glass of fizzy and has Chef’s special three course set menu served around this superb collection of songs in the delightful Art Deco surroundings of our Restaurant. Ticket includes 3 course set menu, a glass of sparkling wine and coffee. Vegetarian options available, please inform the box office of this and any dietary or access requirements when booking.

Deco Days Tickets £15 / £17.50


1930s Songbook Supper with Holly Jazz Lowe

Tickets £32

Call Mr. Robeson A life, with songs. Written and performed by Tayo Aluko With Michael Conliffe on piano Directed by Olusola Oyeleye

10 November Paul Robeson was a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. Becoming too radical and outspoken for the American establishment’s liking, they branded him a traitor and denied him opportunities to perform or travel. This rollercoaster journey shows how his activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. Featuring famous songs and speeches, a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

“ admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer”  The Guardian

“A stunning piece of musical theatre...high quality drama, first class singing” 

Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010 Tickets £12.50 / £15

Young-Choon Park 11 November South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park, who gave her first recital aged seven, makes a welcome return performing works by Mozart, Scarlatti, Liszt and Beethoven. Young-Choon tours extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, the United States and South Africa, performing at major concert venues including the Birmingham Symphony Hall, Belfast Waterfront Hall, Lincoln Centre in New York, Tivoli Koncertsalen Copenhagen, Gasteig Munich and the Musikverein in Vienna. She appears at numerous International Music Festivals, performs as a concerto soloist with many leading orchestras and is currently recording the complete Mozart piano concertos.

“real passion and style as well as outstanding technical proficiency” Sunday Times

“the piano technique was dazzling with its insatiable strength and energy” La Libre Belgique

Tickets £12.50 / £15


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Written and Directed by John Godber Designed by Pip Leckenby

14 - 19 November The new comedy from one of the nation’s favourite playwrights, author of international hits Bouncers, Up n Under and Teechers. The Debt Collectors mixes money and love with the love of money, as two out of work actors fall into the world of debt recovery. It’s a role they despise but a job they were made for, and they are desperate for cash. But all is not what it seems in this hilarious comedy of unpaid bills, offers of sex and boozy bailiffs! They were once in The Bill now they’re on your case! Demanding money has never been as funny. The Debt Collectors; they know where you live, and how much you paid for it! A contemporary comedy about credit, castings and cashing in.

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Tickets £10 - £21, £7.50 students

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Monkey Poet presents Welcome...

Intimate Letters

22 November

30 November

A double-bill of satirical shows - packed value for wallet-tight times! Think Bill Hicks meets Mark Thomas, with a dash of rhyme thrown in, and you’ve got Monkey Poet, winner of 7 fringe awards around the world. So there.

SCHUBERT String Quintet in C D.956 JANÁČEK String Quartet No.2 Intimate Letters - semi-staged with letters performed by an actor.

Act 1 - Welcome... to Afghanistan A one-man re-enactment of the first British conflict with Afghanistan (1839-42), based on contemporary first-hand accounts and told by the young Lieutenant John Greenwood.

“Deadly historical accuracy and wicked barrages of humour.” The Stage

Act 2 - Welcome... to the UK Comedy poetry that questions national identity and what it means to be British.

“A throwback to the 80’s and that’s no insult. Comedy with a real viewpoint.” The Scotsman

Not for the faint-hearted or dainty-eared. Tickets £10

Ensemble 360 with readings

Claudia Ajmone-Marsan VIOLIN / Judith Busbridge VIOLA / Laurène Durantel DOUBLE BASS / Benjamin Nabarro VIOLIN / Gemma Rosefield CELLO

Janáček’s letters to his young lover – adapted by Paul Allen – follow a composer’s journey from inspiration to music. Powerful and evocative, it sweeps along on a tide of passion. This semi-staged version of Janáček’s stunning second quartet was devised in collaboration with Daniel Evans, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres. Set alongside Schubert’s radiant Quintet, this promises to be an evening of beauty and intensity.

“these concerts are essential listening” The Times

Post-concert chat: Members of the Ensemble discuss the evening’s performance.

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Holly at Christmas Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

A Christmas Carol As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)

8 December

Adapted and performed by James Hyland

This breathtaking show has delighted audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California and Barking to Bangkok for eighteen electrifying years. Includes all of Buddy’s classics plus the greatest hits from the legends of the 50s and 60s. Featuring some of the finest actormusicians in the business, whose combined West End credits include Buddy, Lennon, Return to The Forbidden Planet, Jailhouse Rock and Sunday In The Park With George. Make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that is guaranteed to have everyone singing along.

“The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more” The Stage

13 December Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. From Marley’s perspective, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness. Celebrated production company, Brother Wolf, and award-winning actor/writer, James Hyland, present a unique one-man show. This critically acclaimed adaptation promises thrills, chills and excitement aplenty.

“Chilling, humorous, surprising... powerful theatre indeed” The York Press

“An accomplished performer... children will be enthralled”

The Stage Tickets £15 / £17.50


Tickets £10 / £12.50 Age guidance 10+

SnakeStrings 15 December Sax virtuoso Snake Davis joins forces with some soaring strings. SnakeStrings perform a mix of soul, classical, jazz, funk and world music, all with a Snakey twist. Expect tunes ranging from River Deep, Mountain High and A Little Respect to self penned numbers to classics from Albinoni, Faure and Bach. The music sometimes gets deep and emotional but the evening is always relaxed and entertaining. A great show for all the family, crossing genres and introducing a wide spectrum of music to audiences of all ages. Snake, known for his work with bands such as Lisa Stansfield, M-People or even that haunting melody on Take That’s A Million Love Songs, is a regular sell-out at the SJT, whilst Jayne Coyle (viola) Damion Browne (cello) Adam Robinson & Raymond Lester (violin) have performed with The Halle, Opera North, Sting, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Pet Shop Boys, Corrinne Bailey Rae and many more. Tickets £12.50 / £15

Music Café 17 December

Food served from 6.30pm, music starts 8pm. Take a little time out of the Christmas preparations to relax with some of our best local musicians, hand-picked and presented in association with Mojos. Shake off the winter blues with four acts, lots of original songs and candlelight, and the opportunity to add some tapas style food.

Tickets £8 £14 meal deal -

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Hammonds Saltaire Brass Band

Stile Antico: Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart

21 January, 7.30pm 22 January, 3pm

24 February

There’s nothing quite so stirring as the big, rich sound of this magnificent brass band in our round auditorium. With its extensive repertoire, expert soloists and under the leadership of Morgan Griffiths, expect to be blown away. The band’s annual visit has become an SJT tradition. Hammonds Saltaire Band has roots going back 150 years. In recent years it has contested throughout Europe, recorded numerous CDs and performed at some of the best concert venues in the world. As the Yorkshire Building Society Band they were European Champions 8 times and have won the British Open and All England Masters on several occasions.

Helen Ashby/Kate Ashby/Rebecca Hickey SOPRANOS Emma Ashby/Eleanor Harries/Carris Jones ALTOS Jim Clements/Andrew Griffiths/Benedict Hymas TENORS Will Dawes/Oliver Hunt/Matthew O’Donovan BASSES

An original and exciting new ensemble of young British singers, Stile Antico’s release, Song of Songs, won the 2009 Gramophone Award for Early Music and reached the top of the US Classical Chart. Here they explore stunning yet neglected music; the wealth of Tudor and Jacobean sacred music written for private performance, rather than for worship in church. Charting a course through remarkable historical and religious events, it gets to the heart of the original, intimate concept of chamber music.

“...pure of voice, their texture thick and sweet as pudding” LA Times

Pre-concert Talk, 6pm: Members of Stile Antico give an insight into their approach to this spellbinding repertoire.

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The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield present

Weekend Breaks Written and Directed by John Godber

27 February - 3 March What it means to love your parents…even when you want to kill them. Martin Dawson is a promising academic and aspiring film writer. He’s married into TV royalty but an extra-marital fling has left him trying to patch things up with his wife and his disapproving working class parents. In a comedy about culture clashes, love, lust and the Lake District, Weekend Breaks sees Godber at his perceptive best, as Martin rediscovers his roots and what it actually means to love your parents; even when you really want to kill them!

“How good a playwright is John Godber...he is very good indeed.” The Daily Telegraph

Tickets £10 - £21, £7.50 students

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Ludwig String Trio 8 March BEETHOVEN Serenade in D Op.8 HINDEMITH String Trio Op.34 MOZART Divertimento in E flat K.563

Peter Cropper VIOLIN / James Boyd VIOLA Paul Watkins CELLO

Three of today’s finest chamber musicians indulge their passion for getting to the heart of profound music. Featuring three composers at their most creative: Beethoven in his Serenade includes a Marcia, a Polacca and one of the first instrumental dumka (lament); this exciting Trio shows how Hindemith was the greatest German performer-composer in the 20th century; the Divertimento is Mozart at his zenith – as good as any of his quartets, but achieved with only three players.

“Like watching three masters of their subjects having a musical debate”

Post-concert chat: The Trio discusses the programme.

Josh Richards Productions presents

Playing Burton By Mark Jenkins With Josh Richards as Richard Burton

10 March, 2.45pm & 7.45pm From humble roots as the 12th child of a drunken Welsh miner, he rose to become the world’s first megastar. Infamously married to Elizabeth Taylor, the word ‘paparazzi’ was coined for them. But the real Burton, little Richie Jenkins, was known only to a few. Directed by Burton’s great nephew, Guy Masterson, and presented in Burton’s own words and those of the great writers he admired, Welshman Josh Richards brings the flawed star to life. As we witness the passion-fuelled genius crash to vodka-sodden wreck, we ask, how steep is the price we demand our idols to pay?

“charismatic and peerlessly acted.” The Scotsman

“A haunting, mesmerising, deliriously literate account. A shattering portrayal!” Daily Mail

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Tickets £10 / £12.50

Northern Broadsides in partnership with the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

12 - 17 March Take four dashing young men. Add a vow of celibacy. Throw in a handful of beautiful young women… and wait for the sparks to fly! Northern Broadsides celebrates its 20th anniversary year with a delicious comedy that will entertain and delight. Romantic, mischievous and filled with youthful exuberance, Love’s Labour’s Lost fizzes likes bubbles in a champagne glass.

By William Shakespeare Directed by Barrie Rutter

Barrie Rutter directs a charismatic cast of 17 multi-talented northern actors who will literally fill the stage in this fast-paced battle of the sexes. In true Broadsides’ style there’ll be rousing song and dance, scintillating performances, jaw-dropping comic timing and hilarious ‘steal-the-show’ scenes.

“The best Shakespeare around.” The Independent on Sunday Tickets £10 - 21 £7.50 students

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Are you settled in nicely? Right, we’ll start. My name’s...

subject to availability Octagon Theatre Bolton, The New Vic Newcastle-under-Lyme and Oldham Coliseum present

” By Bill Naughton Directed by David Thacker

20 - 31 March Alfie Elkins is the working class Don Juan of the East End - the man about town with the world at his feet and a new bird every Saturday night. It’s the height of the Swinging Sixties and no one is embracing the spirit of free love more than Alfie. But all good things must come to an end and when his no-strings-attached life starts to come apart at the seams, it’s time for him to wonder ‘what’s it all about’? Alfie was made world famous by Michael Caine in one of the most iconic films of the 1960s. It received five Oscar nominations and was recently voted as one of Total Film Magazine’s top 50 greatest British films of all time. Alfie was later remade with Jude Law in the title role.

In association with The Stephen Joseph Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre.


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3 - 7 April

with extra performances on Fri & Sat The return of the sell-out show, this time starring Gillian Taylforth (Eastenders, The Bill) and Kim Taylforth (London’s Burning, Bad Girls). Real-life fun loving sisters appearing on stage together for the first time ever, playing sisters Carol and Kate in this fantastic show. Book Early! Five friends celebrate the past on a hilarious karaoke night out packed with girlie anthems including Dancing Queen, I Will Survive, It’s Raining Men and many more... From the pen of Where the Heart Is writer, Louise Roche, this thoughtful, brilliantly funny and down to earth musical comedy follows five girlfriends on a riotous, cocktail fuelled karaoke night out. This unmissable show is bursting with energy and jam-packed with anthems. Grab your own

girlfriends, your sisters and your workmates and prepare to laugh like never before, as our gal pals remember the many years of tears, joy and hilarious antics that have created their special bond. You remember the routine; groups of 5 receive a free bottle of wine!

Tickets £15 / £17.50 Early evenings £12.50 / £15 Age guidance 14+ If you can’t catch our WORLD PREMIERE production before 17 October, then you can see it on tour...

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme 18 October - 5 November (01782 717962)

Written & directed by

Alan Ayckbourn

Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere 7 November - 19 November (08445 040604)

59E59 Theaters, New York 30 November 2011 - 1 January, 2012 (001 (212) 753 5959 from UK) UK tour launches from:

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford 18 January - 28 January, 2012 (01483 44 00 00) - keep an eye on for more tour details as they are confirmed.

SJT Films 2011

Film Supper – ticket & dinner just £12.50. See Box Office for details.

Tickets £6 / £5 student. Buy three films, get the fourth free!

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Tiny Time Tales At Home With The Grimms

Between the Salt Water and the Sea Strand

By Joel Horwood Directed by Cheryl Govan

A play with songs by Em Whitfield Brooks

22 October, 19 November 2011, 11 February, 3 & 31 March 2012, 10.00am Will Grimm has lost his brother Jake, unfortunately Jake is the one who knows what happens in all the stories. Can Will fix the vegetarian wolf so that he eats Grandma, or sort out Little Red Hood’s bike so she can be known by her full title, Little Red ‘Riding’ Hood?

26 November, 11am This is the first public reading of a new work, written in collaboration with SJT OutReach’s Beginners’ Call group and local young producers, musicians and singers. Set in Scarborough, the characters and stories carry echoes of the town’s history alongside the current preoccupations of some of its inhabitants, threading the actors’ experiences and the writer’s observations around the folk song Scarborough Fair.

You need to come and help Will out - I bet you know what’s supposed to happen!

When every request is a riddle, and all you can see is the sea, where is your place in the world?

Monthly Saturday morning mayhem in the traditional Tiny Time Tales style with plenty of singing, dancing and fun, fun, fun.

Commissioned by Extending Practise/ Celebrating Place through Chrysalis Arts Development.

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Tiny Time Tales - The Wiffy Woo’s Christmas Do Written and Directed by Cheryl Govan

17, 19, 20 December, 10am The Wiffy Woo is planning a do Will anyone come? Would you? There’s quite a pong When she comes along Poor little Wiffy Woo. 25

Come and join Wiffy Woo as she prepares for her Christmas party, lots of singing, dancing and stinky things. Tickets £4.50


Schools Festival Something Wicked…

Discover New Connections

21 - 23 February

National Theatre New Connections with Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre 15+ & Fuse Theatre 17 February, 7pm 18 February, 2pm & 7pm

Local primary and secondary schools come together to create an original piece of theatre formed around the theme of Something Wicked… Written and performed by the students and aided by the staff, this is your opportunity to see the cream of local talent perform in the Round at the SJT! Prepare for anything to happen… Tickets £3

A nationwide celebration of young theatre talent, the Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre (Rounders) and Fuse Theatre will perform a thrilling new play written for young people by an established and well-known playwright. The Connections Festival gives our young people the opportunity to tour and perform the play at Northern Stage Newcastle, later on in the year. Come and show your support for the young people of Scarborough…making us proud! Tickets £6.50



OutReach Get Involved, Be Creative & Inspired! Stagecraft Project Multi-arts performance workshops for young people aged 7 - 14. Try a different skill each day and put a show together for the end of the week. Subjects include rapping, stage-fighting, magic, comedy, drumming, movement, singing and drama. Half-term: 24 - 28 October, 10am - 3pm £15 per day £65.00 for the whole week

Dramarama Daze! Holiday drama-daze for ages 4 - 12. Have fun and get creative on these separate day-long workshops. Christmas: 21 & 22 December 2011 Half-term: 14 & 16 February 2012 Easter: 3 & 12 April 2012 10am - 3pm £10 per day

OutReach Classes

Theatre classes for adults of all ages and abilities. Write Stuff too! Adult Writing Class Too - Developing Your Script These practical workshops focus on scriptwriting with guidance from professional writers. Apply by sending a sample of your writing to the Head of OutReach, prior to starting the course. 6 sessions spread over ten weeks

Autumn Term begins 19 September Price £50

Fun-Key Choir Established singing group for anyone aged 16+. Come and join in the fun – funky songs, fun venue! Begins 20 September, 7 - 8.30pm 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £55

Global Voices Singing group for anyone aged 16+. Exploring and singing world music in an unusual venue - great fun! Begins 26 September, 7.15 - 8.45pm 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £55


Filey Rounders Youth Theatre is kindly supported by an anonymous Filey resident.

Act 1 - Beginners Call… Theatre classes for adults. No experience necessary! Begins 21 September, 7.30 - 9.30pm 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £55

Act 2 - Enter Stage Right… Theatre classes for adults with some experience and a passion for playing and creating. Begins 23 September, 6.30 - 8.30pm 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £55

Ballet Boys! For males aged 14+. Beginners ballet class with no girls allowed! Begins 21 September 8.30 - 9.30pm 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £30

Daytime Play-reading Monthly play-reading sessions for over 50’s (or thereabouts!) Wednesdays: 21 September, 19 October, 23 November 2011, 18 January, 22 February, 21 March 2012 11.30am

Theatre classes for young people of all ages and abilities. Play-makers For young people aged 12 - 15. Looking at all aspects of play-making including devising, mask, writing and a performance at the SJT. Begins 19 September, 5 - 6.30pm 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £45

Tiny Time Rounders Fun weekly sessions with theatre and story making. Begins 21 September, 4 - 5.15pm For children aged 4 - 5. Begins 22 September, 4 - 5.15pm For children aged 6 - 7. 10 sessions spread over ten weeks

Price £35

Fuse Theatre Funded by NYCC & in partnership with 4Youth, this is an integrated youth theatre for disabled and non-disabled young people throughout Scarborough. Aimed at ages 13+. Fridays, 4.30 - 6pm Places are available by application only.

Twilight Play-reading

One-off Specials Adult Workshops:

Monthly play-reading sessions for ages 18+

Directing in the Round

£6 per session with free tea and coffee

Explore various themes, styles and language associated with a variety of classic and contemporary plays. Lively and fun! Everybody welcome and no experience necessary. Thursdays: 22 September, 20 Oct, 24 November 2011, 19 January, 22 February, 22 March 2012 7pm - 9pm

29 October 2011, 10am - 4pm, £25

Writing Masterclass with Chris Thorpe 3 & 4 December 2011, 10am - 4pm £40


10 March 2012, 10am - 4pm, £25

Vocal Workshop

4 February 2012, 10am - 4pm, £25

£6 per session with free tea and coffee

Book two courses and get £5 off! For more information about any of the above, contact


BOX OFFICE 01723 370541

Theatre Hotels Why not complete your theatre visit with an overnight stay in Scarborough? Book your theatre ticket and accommodation directly with one of these fantastic hotels. Contact the hotel of your choice for more information.

Beiderbecke’s Hotel

The Royal Hotel


The Crescent Hotel

Tall Storeys Hotel

Palm Court Hotel

Mansion House Hotel

The Windmill Hotel

Park Manor Hotel


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Pre-theatre dinner from 5.30pm to 7.00pm Classical jazz live band every Saturday night Beiderbecke’s Hotel (2 minute walk from SJT) 1-3 The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2PW Tel: 01723 365766 The SJT visiting programme is supported by Beiderbecke’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Contemporary... yet relaxed


Shop The Shop inside the SJT not only sells a great range of unusual cards, but also boutique and bespoke handmade jewellery for that perfect present.

Specialising in every published Alan Ayckbourn play in print, The Shop also stocks audition speeches, theatre books and 21st century plays. If you are looking for a certain script or theatre book our staff can advise and order the play in (we’ll even post it out to you!).

Don’t forget amateur groups, schools and colleges get 10% off! The shop is open for one hour before performances and during the interval – during the day we are open on request, so just pop in and ask. Email to ask a question or place an order.


Access Captioned Performances During a Captioned performance the spoken dialogue is displayed as text on a small screen hung above the stage.

Audio Described Performances Audio Description is a live audio commentary interspersed in the actors’ dialogue. This is transmitted to visually impaired audience members who wear a discreet headset. Prebookable Touch Tours of the set are available 45 minutes before the performance on most Audio Described performances.

If you wish to make use of any of these services please inform the Box Office at the time of booking. AD

5 January 7.30 7 January 2.30 29 March 2.30 30 March 7.30

Blithe Spirit Alfie

Hearing loop systems for people with and without hearing aids are available in both auditoria, please ask at the time of booking. Access dogs are welcome, and canP either be accommodated in the auditorium or looked after by our staff.


BY CAR Car Parking Enquiries Customer First 01723 232323 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm)

National Rail Travel Enquiries 08457 484950 Transpennine Trains from Leeds and York every hour. Trains run back to York until 10.07pm. P

BY BUS Arriva Buses (Whitby Route) 0870 6082608 East Yorkshire Buses (Filey Route) 01482 222222 To W








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SJT Circle


Get closer to the action

We love coming to the dress rehearsals! Sally, SJT Circle

If you’re passionate about theatre then SJT Circle is the perfect way to get closer to the action, and offers a wide range of tiers and benefits. SJT Circle is an invaluable source of support to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, and acts as an essential link between the theatre and its audience. Through the financial help provided by SJT Circle we are able to remain your world class local theatre. 31

Benefits include: Free tickets to SJT productions Priority booking period each season Newsletters Invitations to special events (For more information see the SJT Circle leaflet /

BOX OFFICE 01723 370541

Ticket Offers 6 Pack - See 6 shows for just £7.50 each! The Art Of Persuasion, Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome, The Nutcracker Prince, Intimate Letters, Blithe Spirit, Alfie. Book early and grab a bargain – get all 6 shows for just £45 if you book by 7 October. Available on performances Monday – Wednesday (except The Art Of Persuasion). Tickets are non-transferable.

Music in the Round pack Book for all three concerts for just £30: Intimate Letters; Stile Antico and Ludwig String Trio, and enjoy great music at a fraction of the price.

U35s Night The Debt Collectors, Blithe Spirit, Weekend Breaks, Alfie. On specific nights anyone aged 16 - 34 can see productions for just £10 - look out for the dates in the diary pages.

Meal Deal

Look out for the meal deal symbol on certain shows and get a discount on the combination of your ticket and delicious food at The Restaurant@SJT.

Standby Tickets

See SJT productions for only £10 with our Standby Ticket! Standby availability is dependent on the remaining capacity of the show and only available in person at the box office from 10am on the day. All offers are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.


Ticket Information

For We Are Three Sisters, Blithe Spirit, The Debt Collectors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Weekend Breaks and Alfie.

Price Band 1: £17.50 / £21 Price Band 2: £15 / £17.50 Preview Nights and Mid-Week Matinees: £10

Seating Plans The Round

The McCarthy

Concessions: Reductions of £2 (£1 for films) are available on many performances to

those receiving state retirement pension, unemployment benefits or disability allowance, fulltime students or children aged 16 and under. Concessions are subject to availability and are dependent on remaining capacity. No concessions are available on Friday and Saturday evenings. It is the customer’s responsibility to ask for a concession and identification may be required.

Re-sales & Exchanges: We must have the ticket at the Box Office to perform a re-sale or exchange. We will attempt to re-sell tickets on the customer’s behalf if we receive them within 3 days of the performance. More than three days prior we will exchange them for another performance for a fee of £1 per ticket.

Late-comers: Anyone arriving once the performance has begun will not be admitted until a suitable break, which, on occasion, may be the interval.

Content: Some of our shows may contain strong language and/or adult content.

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The Round Date


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October Sat 1 2.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 2.45pm 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Sun 2 Mon 3 7.45pm Tue 4 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Wed 5 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Thu 6 2.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 2.45pm 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Fri 7 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Sat 8 9.30am 2.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 2.45pm 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Sun 9 3.00pm Neighbourhood Watch Mon 10 7.45pm Tue 11 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Wed 12 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Thu 13 2.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 2.45pm 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Fri 14 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Sat 15 2.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 2.45pm 7.30pm Neighbourhood Watch 7.45pm Sun 16 Mon 17 7.45pm Tue 18 7.30pm We Are Three Sisters F 7.45pm Wed 19 7.30pm We Are Three Sisters 7.45pm Thu 20 1.30pm We Are Three Sisters 2.45pm 7.30pm We Are Three Sisters 7.45pm Fri 21 7.30pm We Are Three Sisters 7.45pm Sat 22 10.00am 2.30pm We Are Three Sisters 2.45pm 7.30pm We Are Three Sisters 7.45pm Sun 23 Mon 24 7.45pm Tue 25 7.45pm Wed 26 7.45pm Thu 27 Fri 28 7.45pm Sat 29 2.45pm 7.45pm Sun 30 Mon 31 7.30pm Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome 7.45pm

Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Poetry Breakfast Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Tiny Time Tales Film Film Film Film Phoenix Rising: D.H. Lawrence The Art Of Persuasion The Art Of Persuasion The Art Of Persuasion F Film

November Tue 1 7.45pm Wed 2 7.45pm Thu 3 various Deco Days 2.45pm 5.30pm 7.30pm Casablanca Steps Fri 4 various Deco Days 5.30pm 7.00pm Sat 5 various Deco Days 2.45pm 5.30pm Sun 6 Mon 7 7.45pm Tue 8 7.45pm Wed 9 7.45pm Thu 10 2.45pm 7.30pm Call Mr Robeson 7.45pm F Follow up

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Film Film Deco Day Film Deco Day Film Deco Day Film 1930s Songbook Supper Deco Day Film Deco Day Film Film Film Film Film Film AD


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Fri 11 7.30pm Young-Choon Park 7.45pm Sat 12 2.45pm 7.45pm Sun 13 Mon 14 7.30pm The Debt Collectors 7.45pm Tue 15 7.30pm The Debt Collectors F 7.45pm Wed 16 7.30pm The Debt Collectors 7.45pm Thu 17 1.30pm The Debt Collectors 2.45pm 7.30pm The Debt Collectors 7.45pm Fri 18 7.30pm The Debt Collectors 7.45pm Sat 19 10.00am 2.30pm The Debt Collectors 2.45pm 7.30pm The Debt Collectors 7.45pm Sun 20 Mon 21 7.45pm Tue 22 7.45pm Wed 23 7.45pm Thu 24 2.45pm 7.45pm Fri 25 7.30pm The Nutcracker Prince P 7.45pm Sat 26 11.00am 2.30pm The Nutcracker Prince 2.45pm 7.00pm The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Sun 27 Mon 28 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Tue 29 1.15pm The Nutcracker Prince 7.30pm The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Wed 30 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.30pm Intimate Letters 7.45pm


Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Tiny Time Tales Film Film Film Monkey Poet presents Welcome... Film Film Film Film Between the Salt Water... Film Film Film Film Film

December Thu 1 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 2.45pm Film 7.45pm Film Fri 2 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Sat 3 2.30pm The Nutcracker Prince 2.45pm Film 7.00pm The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Sun 4 Mon 5 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Tue 6 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 1.15pm The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Wed 7 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Thu 8 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 2.45pm Film 7.30pm Holly at Christmas 7.45pm Film Fri 9 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Sat 10 2.30pm The Nutcracker Prince 2.45pm Film 7.00pm The Nutcracker Prince F 7.45pm Film Sun 11 Mon 12 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Tue 13 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Jacob Marley (deceased) Wed 14 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film 35

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Thu 15 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 2.45pm Film 7.30pm SnakeStrings 7.45pm Film Fri 16 10.00am The Nutcracker Prince 7.45pm Film Sat 17 10.00am Tiny Time Tales 2.45pm Film 7.45pm Film 8.00pm Music CafĂŠ Sun 18 Mon 19 10.00am Tiny Time Tales 7.45pm Film Tue 20 10.00am Tiny Time Tales 7.30pm Blithe Spirit P 7.45pm Film Wed 21 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Thu 22 2.30pm Blithe Spirit 2.45pm Film 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Fri 23 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Sat 24 2.30pm Blithe Spirit Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Wed 28 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Thu 29 2.30pm Blithe Spirit 2.45pm Film 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Fri 30 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Sat 31 2.30pm Blithe Spirit 2.45pm Film 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film

January Sun 1 Mon 2 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Tue 3 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Wed 4 7.30pm Blithe Spirit F 7.45pm Film Thu 5 2.30pm Blithe Spirit 2.45pm Film 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Fri 6 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Sat 7 2.30pm Blithe Spirit 2.45pm Film 7.30pm Blithe Spirit 7.45pm Film Theatre closed Sat 21 7.30pm Hammonds Saltaire Brass Band Sun 22 3.00pm Hammonds Saltaire Brass Band Films in the McCarthy - for schedule 23 January - 16 February see separate film leaflets. Saturday 11 February 10.00am Tiny Time Tales


Fri 17 7.00pm Discover New Connections 7.45pm Sat 18 2.00pm Discover New Connections 2.45pm 7.00pm Discover New Connections 7.45pm Sun 19 Mon 20 7.45pm Tue 21 Something Wicked (Schools Fest) 7.45pm Wed 22 Something Wicked (Schools Fest) 7.45pm Thu 23 Something Wicked (Schools Fest) 2.45pm 7.45pm Fri 24 7.30pm Stile Antico 7.45pm Sat 25 2.45pm 7.45pm Sun 26 Mon 27 7.30pm Weekend Breaks 7.45pm F Follow up

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Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film AD


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7.30pm 7.30pm


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Weekend Breaks F Weekend Breaks

7.45pm 7.45pm

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Thu 1 1.30pm Weekend Breaks 2.45pm 7.30pm Weekend Breaks 7.45pm Fri 2 7.30pm Weekend Breaks 7.45pm Sat 3 10.00am 2.30pm Weekend Breaks 2.45pm 7.30pm Weekend Breaks 7.45pm Sun 4 Mon 5 7.45pm Tue 6 7.45pm Wed 7 7.45pm Thu 8 2.45pm 7.30pm Ludwig String Trio 7.45pm Fri 9 7.45pm Sat 10 2.45pm 7.45pm Sun 11 Mon 12 7.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost F 7.45pm Tue 13 7.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 7.45pm Wed 14 7.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 7.45pm Thu 15 1.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 2.45pm 7.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 7.45pm Fri 16 7.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 7.45pm Sat 17 2.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 2.45pm 7.30pm Love’s Labour’s Lost 7.45pm Sun 18 Mon 19 7.45pm Tue 20 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Wed 21 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Thu 22 1.30pm Alfie 2.45pm 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Fri 23 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Sat 24 2.30pm Alfie 2.45pm 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Sun 25 Mon 26 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Tue 27 7.30pm Alfie F 7.45pm Wed 28 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Thu 29 2.30pm Alfie 2.45pm 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Fri 30 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm Sat 31 10.00am 2.30pm Alfie 2.45pm 7.30pm Alfie 7.45pm

Film Film Film Tiny Time Tales Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Playing Burton Playing Burton Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Film Tiny Time Tales Film Film

Coming in April... Girls Night

3 - 5 April, 7.30pm / 6 April, 6.00pm & 9.00pm / 7 April, 5.00pm & 8.00pm

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Restaurant Show


Registered charity number 253606. Supported by Arts Council England, Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council. The details in this brochure are correct at time of going to print but may be subject to change. For any updates visit or contact the box office. 37

Julie Nichol, C.E.O. of MIND

“Your warm welcome, attention to detail, high standards of catering and unobtrusive presence played a great part in making our event successful.” Sarah Jay, NHS Foundation Trust

With a beautiful, original, art deco interior and our convenient town centre location, we have four truly unique spaces to guarantee a memorable event. From large conferences to small meetings, AGMs to networking lunches, important presentations to staff training, our expert team are on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly. We offer tailor made corporate entertainment packages, ranging from a champagne reception to a 3 course meal, in a newly refurbished restaurant. With delegate discounts on theatre tickets, you can sit back, relax and enjoy worldclass theatre with a warm Yorkshire welcome.

Private Parties & Cinema hire Make your special occasion a night to remember! Enjoy cocktails & canapés or a sit down meal before a show or a film. We offer private cinema hire so you and your friends can watch your favourite film – the only problem is what to choose!

Contact Events Manager:

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Corporate & Events Hire

“We have been delighted with the food and facilities offered by the friendly, welcoming and professional team at SJT... excellent value for money”



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What's on at the SJT - October 2011 to March 2012