The Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round: 1996

This page contains a more detailed guide to significant events concerning the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, in 1996 until its move to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in April 1996.

1996

  • 5 January: Opening night of Just Between Ourselves by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Robin Herford. This will be the last production to be staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round.
  • 31 January: Scarborough Evening News journalist Simon Murgatroyd reports the new Stephen Joseph Theatre will open on 24 April 1996 with By Jeeves, a revised version of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jeeves.
  • 17 January: It is reported in the Scarborough Evening News that Scarborough magistrates refused to grant a bar extension from 11pm to 1am for a party following the final performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round on 3 February.
  • 3 February: Final night of Just Between Ourselves and the final performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round; the evening ends with the actor Malcolm Hebden reprising the role of Mr Whatnot from the play which opened the venue in 1976, who turns the stage-lights off at the venue.
  • March: Associate Director Malcolm Hebden steps down having been offered a full-time part on the television soap opera Coronation Street; he had been appearing irregularly as the character Norris Cole before being the role became permanent.
  • 24 April: The Stephen Joseph Theatre opens with the premiere of By Jeeves by Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Copyright: Simon Murgatroyd: Please do not reproduce without permission of the copyright holder.