The Whitby Rebels

The Whitby Rebels

In Whitby Harbour, in the summer of 1991, something extraordinary happened. A humble pleasure boat set sail for the Arctic crewed by misfits, pensioners and the vicar for Egton & Grosmont.

This motley crew was assembled by Captain Jack Lammiman to complete a daring mission: to erect a plaque honouring Whitby whaling Captain William Scoresby senior on a volcanic island hundreds of miles north of Iceland.

Their voyage is a classic story of British eccentricity and determination to rival Eddie the Eagle’s Olympic exploits, bus driver Kempton Bunton stealing the Portrait of the Duke of Wellington and crane operator Maurice Flitcroft playing golf in the British Open.

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

Preview: On Friday 18 October ticket prices are capped at £16 for all seats

Socially distanced performance: Wednesday 23 October, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A: Thursday 24 October, 1.30pm


Accessible performances:

  • Dementia-friendly & Captioned: Thursday 31 October, 1.30pm
  • Captioned: Thursday 31 October, 7.30pm
  • BSL interpreted & audio-described: Saturday 2 November, 2.30pm


Age guidance: 12+

October 18, 2024 – October 2, 2024

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July 20, 2024 – September 1, 2024

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July 21, 2024 – July 21, 2024

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June 1, 2024 – June 2, 2024

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