Show & Tell by Alan Ayckbourn

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Jack’s planning a big party for his wife’s birthday. He’s pulling out all the stops and has booked a touring theatre company to perform in the main hall of the family home. The only problem is that Jack is getting a bit forgetful in his old age and can’t remember all the details of the booking…

The Homelight Theatre Company is on its knees. They desperately need a well-paid gig and Jack’s booking is very well paid. Pinning him down on the details has been tricky and something doesn’t feel quite right.

Alan Ayckbourn’s 90th play is a celebration of theatre, a delightfully dark farce lifting the lid on the performances we act out on a daily basis.

Mr A's Amazing Days:

September will also bring a special fundraising event with our Director Emeritus Alan Ayckbourn. Mr A’s Amazing Days (13 to 15 September 2024) will include a rehearsed reading of one of several plays the renowned writer penned during lockdown, as well as other treats for Ayckbourn fans – watch this space for more information coming soon!

Preview: On Thursday 5 September ticket prices are capped at £16 for all seats

Socially distanced performance: Wednesday 11 September, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A: Friday 20 September, 7.30pm

Accessible performances:

  • Dementia-friendly & Captioned: Thursday 26 September, 1.30pm
  • Captioned: Thursday 26 September, 7.30pm
  • BSL interpreted & audio-described: Saturday 21 September, 2.30pm


Age guidance: 12+

September 5, 2024 – October 5, 2024

Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, Scarborough North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW
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July 20, 2024 – September 1, 2024

Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD
Three Inch Fools Music Troupe

July 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024

Carlton Towers, Carlton Yorkshire, DN14 9LZ
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June 1, 2024 – June 2, 2024

Carlton Towers, Carlton, Yorkshire DN14 9LZ