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The Woman in Black returns home to Scarborough theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Photo: James Drawneek
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Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre has revealed plans for its 60th anniversary in 2015, including a new production of The Woman in Black – which originally opened at the theatre in 1987.

The play will once again be directed by Robin Herford, who commissioned and directed the original adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel in Scarborough before it transferred to the West End.

After the SJT run, the cast of the new production will transfer to the West End, where the show has been running for 25 years.

Other shows announced for 2015 include two plays directed by Alan Ayckbourn – a revival of his 1974 play Confusions and the premiere of his new play Hero’s Welcome.

A new revival of Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island, which was originally produced by SJT in 1992, will also be staged.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, the theatre will undergo a £350,000 renovation project to create a new community outreach centre, as well as onsite wardrobe and prop storage facilities.

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