Season of 8 new plays at Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, by night
The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, by night

The world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s 75th play and a musical of his The Boy Who Fell Into A Book will mark the playwright’s 75th birthday.

The productions have been unveiled as part of the summer season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

The entire season is made up of new writing with eight pieces of work which includes Roundelay, Ayckbourn’s 75th play.

Paul James has adapted The Boy and written the lyrics. Music is by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus.

Artistic director at the venue Chris Monks will direct The Last Train To Scarborough – a new adaptation of Andrew Martin’s crime thriller.

Cox and Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy, an adaptation of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s comic opera with a new sequel written by Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson, is also part of the programme.

Associate director of the Stephen Joseph Henry Bell directs Screenplay, showcasing four commissioned new writers Claudine Toutoungi, Isabel Wright, Jimmy Osborne and Kate Brower.