New Writing: Stephen Joseph Theatre

In 1996, work was completed on the first permanent and purpose-built home for the company with a conversion of Scarborough's former Odeon cinema into the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Since the move, the theatre has continued - under the Artistic Director of Alan Ayckbourn and, subsequently, Chris Monks, to continue to promote new writing and new writers. Since 1996, the Stephen Joseph Theatre has produced 241 plays of which 153 were new plays (correct as of December 2017).
New Plays

1996
By Jeeves
Love Me Slender
All Things Considered
The Champion Of Paribanou

1997
Things We Do For Love
The Farmer’s Bride
Fool To Yourself
The Edge
Near Cricket St Thomas, 1919

1998
Baby On Board
Comic Potential
Memories Are Made Of This
Figuring Things
Perfect Pitch
About Colin
Contacting Laura
Love Songs For Shopkeepers
Bolt From The Blue
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book
Cheap And Cheerful

1999
House
Garden
Designs On His Body
Knights In Plastic Armour
A Listening Heaven
Dot.Com
Larkin With Women
Callisto#7

2000
Virtual Reality
Whenever

2001
Clockwatching
GamePlan
Amaretti Angels
Inappropriate Behaviour
FlatSpin
Split
Secondhand Dreams
Whispers Along The Patio
RolePlay

2002
Man For Hire
The Star Throwers
Something Blue
The Safari Party
Snake In The Grass
The Kaiser And I
River’s Up
Red Roses
Beautiful People
The Jollies
The Princess And The Mouse

2003
How To Tell The Truth
Parting Shots
Making Waves
Bedtime Stories
Equal Partners
Tissue Paper For The Soul
The Ten Magic Bridges
Sugar Daddies
The Anniversary Waltz
Orvin - Champion Of Champions
Around The World With Billy Brite
My Sister Sadie
Thumbelina

2004
Fly Me To The Moon
Barnacle Ben And The Pirates’ Map
Drowning On Dry Land
For Starters
Ever After
Icons
Miranda’s Magic Mirror
Her Slightest Touch
The Trips And Hops Of Witch Cycle-Clops
Private Fears In Public Places
Soap
Kite
Fields Of Gold
Miss Yesterday
The Ugly Duckling
Around Robin

2005
Spittin’ Distance
The Jonah Boy
A Beginner’s Guide To Cybershopping
Spending Frank
The Genie And The Meanie
Improbable Fiction
Caution! Trousers
Clearing The Colours
Playing God
The Girl Who Lost Her Voice
Moby Dick
What’s In The Box
Vilette
The Firebird

2006
Inglorious Technicolour
Purvis
Storm In A Tea Chest
Absolutely Frank
The Prodigal Son
My Own Show
If I Were You
Sleeping Beauty

2007
Touch Wood
Face Value
The Swing Of Things

2008
Cover Her Feet
Fly In The Ointment
Life & Beth
Jack Lear
Awaking Beauty

2009
My Wonderful Day
A Christmas Carol

2010
Twenty: 20
Life Of Riley
The Price Of Everything
The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip
The Snow Queen

2011
Dear Uncle
Neighbourhood Watch
The Art Of Persuasion
The Nutcracker Prince

2012
Geordie Sinatra
Lost
Found
Surprises
Soul Man
Cinderella

2013
The Hoarder
Muddy Cows
Arrivals & Departures
The Kidderminster Affair
Chlo
ë With Love
Laughton
Beauty & The Beast - A Space Adventure

2014
The Last Train To Scarborough
Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (musical)
An Empty Seat
The Illicit Dark
Double Feature
Bit Part
Roundelay
Slipping
Aladdin

2015
Hero’s Welcome
The Divide (A narrative for voices)

2016
The National Joke
Just So Stories
The Karaoke Theatre Company
Consuming Passions
No Knowing

2017
A Brief History Of Women
Goth Weekend
A Scarborough Christmas Carol
Author


Alan Ayckbourn / Andrew Lloyd Webber
Vanessa Brooks
Ben Brown
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Ged McKenna
Robert Shearman
Steve Carley
Nick Perry


Mary Stewart-David / Denis King
Alan Ayckbourn
Stuart Fortey
Michael Fosbrook
John Godber
Robert Shearman
Steve Carley
Tim Firth
Neil Monaghan
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Helen Kelly
Robert Shearman
Torben Betts
Neil Monaghan
Ben Brown
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Torben Betts
Alan Ayckbourn
Sarah Phelps
Robert Shearman
Alan Ayckbourn
Mayo Simon
Liz John
David Cregan
Alan Ayckbourn


Meredith Oakes
Paul Lucas
Gill Adams
Tim Firth
Alan Ayckbourn
Stuart Fortey
Alex Jones
Eric Prince
Neil Monaghan
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Chris Dunkley
Peter Robert Scott
Stephen Clark
Lesley Bruce
David Tomlinson
Helen Kelly
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Danny Start
Alan Ayckbourn / Denis King
Lee Threadgold
Alan Ayckbourn
Laurie Sansom


John Godber
Lee Threadgold
Alan Ayckbourn
Nick Warburton
Neil Monaghan
Christopher William Hill
Alan Ayckbourn
Torben Betts
Steve Marmion
Alan Ayckbourn
Sarah Woods
Helen Kelly
Alex Jones
Alan Ayckbourn
Vicky Ireland
Julia Edwards


Toby Davies / Grant Olding
Jane Buckler / Richard Taylor
Laurie Sansom / Loz Kaye
Alistair Hewitt
Lee Threadgold
Alan Ayckbourn
Kerry Hood
James Volmar
Laurence Marks / Maurice Gran
Alan Ayckbourn
Richard Derrington
Helen Kelly
Lisa Evans
Lee Threadgold


Christopher William Hill
Nick Warburton
Alison Watt
Tim Firth
Anthony Fletcher
Lesley Bruce
Alan Ayckbourn
Lee Threadgold


Nick Warburton
Dawn King
Torben Betts


Nick Warburton
Nick Warburton
Alan Ayckbourn
Ben Benison
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Chris Monks


James Quinn
Alan Ayckbourn
Fiona Evans
Andrew Pollard
Chris Monks


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Roger Osbourne
Andrew Pollard


Fiona Evans
Jane Thornton
John Godber
Alan Ayckbourn
Chris Monks
Andrew Pollard


Devised
John Godber
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Roger Osborne
Andrew Pollard


Chris Monks
Chris Monks / Richard Atkinson
Paul James
Jimmy Osborne
Isabel Wright
Kate Brower
Claudine Toutoungi
Alan Ayckbourn
Claudine Toutoungi
Andrew Pollard


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Torben Betts
Vicky Ireland
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Ali Taylor
Nick Lane / Simon Slater
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce without crediting the website and author.