The Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round: 1976

This page contains a more detailed guide to significant events concerning the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, in 1976.

1976

  • 17 October: The inaugural meeting of the The Friends of Scarborough Theatre-In-The-Round (changed from its proposed title of Theatre Supporters' Club) takes place at the Theatre In The Round At Westwood.
  • 26 October: Theatre In The Round At Westwood opens with a revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Mr Whatnot, one of the few Ayckbourn plays to have never previously been seen in Scarborough.
  • October: The Friends of Scarborough Theatre-In-The-Round is launched and welcomes more than 100 members in its first month, by December this has risen to 380 members.
  • Bob Watson is appointed as the first Chairman of The Friends Of Scarborough Theatre-In-The-Round; he will later become the SJT's first Archivist.
  • Autumn: The actors Malcolm Hebden and Diane Bull launch the company's first play designed to tour to schools with Scraps.
  • 15 November: World premiere of the one man show, The Guv'nor, a play about the actor manager Henry Irving written and performed by Christopher Godwin.
  • 23 November: Opening night of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, which is staged with an eye to attracting colleges studying the play at A Level.
  • 15 November: Alan Ayckbourn speaks in an official capacity to members of The Friends of Scarborough Theatre-In-The-Round at the theatre.
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