Drama, comedy and music at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

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In its 60th anniversary year, the Stephen Joseph Theatre welcomes companies and performers for a programme of drama, comedy and music.

The venue’s sister theatre, the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, partners with Hull Truck Theatre to present a new adaptation of The Ladykiller to run from May 5 to 9.

When criminal mastermind Professor Marcus and a crew of misfits pose as musicians to rent rooms from the sweetly eccentric Miss Wilberforce, the police have no idea that they’re planning a daring robbery but she’s not so easily deceived.

The Professor decides there’s only one way to keep the old lady quiet - Miss Wilberforce must face the music. And he doesn’t mean a string quartet.

John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield return from May 12 to 16 with Godber’s comedy Bouncers, directed by the author.

Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original men in black as they tell the tale of one night in a Yorkshire disco in the 80s.

The Professor decides there’s only one way to keep the old lady quiet - Miss Wilberforce must face the music. And he doesn’t mean a string quartet.

Romeo and Juliet is the latest production from Bristol-based company Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres. It can be seen from June 9 to 13.

Alongside the plays, the visiting programme includes one-night shows ranging from classical, swing and modern music to a new one-man drama.

Award-winning clarinettist Emma Johnson, in partnership with pianist John Lenehan, presents two landmark sonatas by Brahms and Saint-Säens and works by Weber, Chopin, Lutoslawski and Bernstein on April 30.

Saxophonist Snake Davis returns on May 1 to play 25 classics including Baker Street, Careless Whisper and his own solos from Million Love Songs and Moving on Up. He reveals their background and history as well as playing them in context.

On June 2, the 11 members of Ensemble 360 present a glorious programme of chamber music from the seductive opening melody of Dvorak’s 2nd Piano Quintet, to Mozart’s Adagio and Rondo in C and the irrepressible ‘joie de vivre’ of Spohr’s Nonet.

Olivier nominee Gerard Logan presents two great pieces of writing to come from Oscar Wilde’s incarceration: Wilde Without the Boy is dramatised from De Profundis, the bitterly passionate letter he wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol; the narrative poem which relates the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge for the murder of his wife. The event is on June 4.

If you like your music sassy and sharp, A Swinging Affair with award-winning vocalist Claire Martin and saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato is the show for you. They share the stage with the David Newton Trio to explore the Great American Songbook on June 5.

South Korean pianist Young-Choon Park, who gave her first recital at the age of seven, returns to the Stephen Joseph on September 14 for a concert of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin.