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Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW, England
01723 370540
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide since 1955.... more » Owner description: The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide since 1955. The SJT is known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75+ plays and its commitment to new writing. It is home to excellent drama, music, films and comedy, as well as the musical adaptations of Artistic Director Chris Monks.SJT OutReach work with the community, via workshops, projects and classes. Our Youth Theatre provides an opportunity for local young people to experience the exhilaration of performance first-hand. Access The SJT provides regular captioned and audio described performances and has infrared and induction loop systems.There is level access to the Box Office and disabled toilets, a wheelchair lift to the Shop and a passenger lift giving access to all floors. There are designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, which are easily accessible from the lift. Please notify the Box Office at the time of booking if you require wheelchair access. Access to some seats in The Round and The McCarthy is via steps, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. « less
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Doncaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Roundelay consists of five short plays, which can be played in any order, they have overlapping characters and situations, as always Alan Ayckbourne plays are well staged and acted here, but while its an interesting idea, its a bit like a meal that you enjoyed but would not want to eat again.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Love going to the Theatre in the Round - a very intimate setting to watch plays. Just been to see Roundelay which is well worth seeing

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The latest Ayckbourn play has premiered here and it's very well performed. There are 5 short plays using the same characters there are performed in an arbitrary order with consequent huge variations in mood, tension, humour which is different depending on the order. Intrigued? Then go along

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was our first visit to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, and we definitely want to return. We saw 'The boy who fell into a book', which was a magical musical that kept the entire family entertained (kids' ages 6 - 12yrs), grown-ups too. It is a very well-kept theatre, with a lovely shop (just a shame it was closed when... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We saw Roundelay - Alan Ayckbourn's 2014 play at this theatre. An interesting play in a theatre in the round setting - superb night out.

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Longridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Using one of the guides to Scarborough we found a voucher which we used to obtain a discount of £2.00 each off the ticket price so for £13.00 each we went to see Roundelay. This is an assortment of five related short plays, each with differing flavours and colours and written to be played in no particular order. Some are... More

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Ely, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were booked in by family to see the musical version of Alan Aykbourn's The Boy Who Fell Into A Book - and in the round works so well! The theatre was a very easy place to visit with small people. A beautiful production.

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DRIFFIELD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One of 5 30 min productions that is acted out in the order of a draw 30 min prior In the public bar by the audience. Very good acting, I love The intimate theatre of SJT as it's compact and ya up close to the acting. This play however was confusing / they say there are 120 different combinations to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We saw Roundalay. It's cheaper to catch a train to Scarborough, stay the night in a B & B, go for a meal and visit the theatre than just one a theatre visit alone in London. The play (actually, 5 in 1) was so innovative and a great bunch of performers. Would happily watch it again

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was fortunate in being one of the audience at the Roundelay performance last night - 4th Sept. Brilliant concept !! The five plays show us many o the intricate and diverse ways Alan has used to keep us coming back for more. Things happen in front of you and you don't realise its significance until a later moment !!!... More

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