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Theatre: News season at Stephen Joseph Theatre

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The autumn season at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre includes comedy, cabaret, drama and drag.

Between late September and mid-November, the theatre will welcome artists including RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon, magician and comedian Pete Firman and an adaptation of children’s favourite Tabby McTat.

From September to Thursday 27 to Saturday September 29, Small Truth Theatre will present Caterpillar, a darkly funny, searing and tender drama. Bayview is the only B&B closed for business on the busiest weekend of the year in a faded seaside town – and the annual ‘Birdman’ competition is in full flight.

On Wednesday October 3, Smashing Mirrors will present Three Emos, a new musical by Elizabeth Godber. Emos Ruth, Nat and Liv spend their days working dead-end jobs in Hull, and their nights at open mic sessions.

But Nat’s gran being diagnosed with dementia takes them in a new direction.

Drag Me To Love – Thursday October 4 – is a new show from Bonnie and The Bonnettes, an autobiographical piece combining drag performance and theatrical storytelling in the tale of a 14-year-old drag queen in Doncaster in 2009.

Shakespeare’s Henry V – Tuesday October 9 to Saturday October 13 – is the latest show from the Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, and features Ben Hall in the title role.

Freckle Productions bring its world premiere stage adaptation of Tabby McTat, based on the book by The Gruffalo creators, writer Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, for two performances in the Round on Sunday October 14.

Set on the border of two countries at war, Kukunor/Kalahari, Monday October 15, questions the possibility of making contact with another person despite restriction, while dealing with the traumatic realities of war through the world of dreams. It’s presented in both English and British Sign Language.

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diary as a junior doctor in an evening of stand-up and music which sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in both 2016 and 2017.

This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

can be seen on Tuesday October 16.

One of the UK’s most popular magicians Pete Firman is back on the road with his unique blend of jaw-dropping magic and laugh-out-loud comedy, Thursday October 18.

Skin A Cat – Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20 – follows Alana on an awkward, wickedly funny sexual odyssey, from watching bad porn to an examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist.

Also on Saturday October 20, Ensemble 360 returns to the Round with a programme of music including Beethoven’s Sonata for horn and piano, Haydn’s Sun String Quartet and Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon and sidekick Major Scales return to the Stephen Joseph Theatre with a new show, The Ginger Snapped, on Saturday November 10.

Booking for all these shows at the Stephen Joseph is now open.

Tickets: 01723 370541 or visit the website: www.sjt.uk.com