Double bill explores love lost and found

Husband and wife playwrights John Godber and Jane Thornton will premiere plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre this summer.

Lost by Thornton and Found by Godber are two short plays about two couples which stand alone and are interconnected.

The two plays are set in Scarborough and star Matthew Booth and Julie Higginson.

Lost takes place on the first day of the summer season. Tom and Chelsea have holiday jobs at the Court Hotel. They love their work; they could watch it all day, especially Len and Betty whose 50- year-old marriage has run aground. Discover why love is lost by the sea in this bitter-sweet comedy.

Found is set on the last night of the summer season; Tom and Chelsea’s holiday job is now a distant memory.

There’ll be no more nights on the town, beer at the beach huts and surfing on the sea, as he goes back to university and she’s found on the dole; the Court Hotel brought them together; but ambition will pull them apart.

John Godber said: “We wanted to write two plays set in Scarborough as over time we’ve become fans of the town and especially of the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

“We also wanted to write something which you could either see individually and it made sense or see both plays and it made double the sense!”

The double bill opens on June 29 and run until September 1.