Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

“Because caught up in her world of fantasy she does not always see the world as it is, does she?”

Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have books to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family life and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own adventure begins.

Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original with her unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

★★★★ ‘Three excellent, quick-witted actors’ - The Times

★★★★ 'Zoe Cooper’s vivaciously queer take on Jane Austen will make readers and audiences think twice' - The Observer

★★★★ '[A] smartly playful adaptation’ - Evening Standard

★★★★ 'Zoe Cooper's incisive adaptation approaches the tales from a fresh contemporary angle' The Stage

★★★★ 'Thanks to Cooper’s tight, witty script and Tessa Walker’s fast-paced direction, it’s all fantastic fun' - The Reviews Hub

★★★★ 'Zoe Cooper's queer reading is a tonic: clever, funny and seriously silly' - The Arts Desk

Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm | Matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays

Preview: On Wednesday 27 March ticket prices are capped at £16 for all seats

Socially distanced performance: Tuesday 2 April, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A: Thursday 4 April, 1.30pm

Accessible performances:

  • Dementia-friendly & Captioned: Thursday 11 April, 1.30pm
  • Captioned: Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm
  • BSL interpreted & audio-described: Saturday 13 April, 2.30pm

Age guidance: 12+

March 27, 2024 – April 13, 2024

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW
Santa Specials
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ

November 1, 2024 – December 24, 2024

Annual Steam Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AJ

September 26, 2024 – September 29, 2024

Diesel Gala
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7A

June 14, 2024 – June 16, 2024