IN PICTURES: Review of Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

The first show - Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis - of the new season has open to acclaim at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 4:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 4:26 pm
Jun Hwang as Timothy Wong - an Elvis impersonator - in Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. This is Jun's first professional job
Jun Hwang as Timothy Wong - an Elvis impersonator - in Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. This is Jun's first professional job

It is the story of a mum and daughter, family, belonging and a Chinese Elvis impersonator.

Tickets: 01723 370541 or via the website: www.sjt.uk.com

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Shelley Atkinson plays the Catholic cleaner Martha who has OCD.
Timothy Wong serenades Martha
Jun Hwang as Timothy and Rachel Henley as Louise - the prodigal daughter of Josie who turns up unannounced at a birthday party
Actress Zara Jayne as Belinda-Marie, Josie's daughter who suffers from a 'syndrome' and is obsessed with snow and ice dancing. Zara is the first actress with disabilities to play Belinda-Marie
Eamonn Riley plays Lionel - a dry cleaner who likes to dress up in women's clothes. He sets his cap at cleaner Martha.
Louise and Timothy share a song
Jemma Churchill plays bored dominatrix and mum Josie - this is her reaction to the return of her daughter Louise
Jun Hwang in the famous Elvis costume
Belinda Marie and Louise look at the tent where Belinda-Marie retreats when she needs space away from the real world
Mum Josie with daughter Belinda-Marie
Lionel tells Timothy about his love for Martha