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Martyn Hyde, of Eat Me Cafe, and Eleanor Paterson of the Scarborough Hospital League of Friends shop, both on Hanover Road, pictured by the 'theatre shop window' they have created in an empty shop on the road, promoting the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122036a 17/05/12

Martyn Hyde, of Eat Me Cafe, and Eleanor Paterson of the Scarborough Hospital League of Friends shop, both on Hanover Road, pictured by the 'theatre shop window' they have created in an empty shop on the road, promoting the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122036a 17/05/12

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THERE’s a real show-stopper in Hanover Road – members of the business community in the Scarborough street have taken over an empty shop to promote a theatre’s latest play.

Sandwiched between Andrea Willis Designs and Eat Me cafe is a display on the theme of Geordie Sinatra which is running at the nearby Stephen Joseph until June 2.

It was the idea of Eat Me owner Martin Hyde who regularly supports the venue. Contributions also came from Eleanor Paterson from Scarborough Hospital League of Friends shop, Andrea Willis Designs and Celebrate Balloons. Scarborough Council gave the go-head for the window to be used.

“It is one more way of attracting people to the area. We are passionate about this part of Scarborough, it has a real community feel to it and we want to perpetuate that,” said Mr Hyde.

“This is a community street with people working together to achieve the same thing – to get people up here and support local business, including the theatre,” he said.

Geordie Sinatra is a new play by Fiona Evans about a club singer’s decline into dementia and peppered with the songs once performed by Frank Sinatra.