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New Live Streaming Season at The Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Car Man - Ensemble dancing_Matthew Bourne's THE CAR MAN_Photo Johan Persson

Three exciting new live streamings have joined the forthcoming programme at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The next batch of live broadcasts screened in the Scarborough venue’s McCarthy cinema will include the Royal Court Theatre’s acclaimed production of Hangmen, live from the West End on Thursday 3 March at 7pm; Matthew Bourne’s blistering dance production The Car Man, on Thursday 10 March at 7.45pm; and a special event for all the family on Easter Monday (28 March at 3pm): York Theatre Royal’s production of E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children, broadcast from the National Railway Museum in York.

The hilarious and gripping Hangmen, starring David Morrissey as Harry, landlord of a pub in Oldham and England’s second-best hangman, comes from Martin McDonagh, the writer of the hit movies In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, and was included in many of 2015’s ‘best theatre’ lists.

The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s opera Carmen: the familiar 19th century Spanish cigarette factory has become a greasy garage-diner in 60s America where the dreams and passions of a small town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.

York Theatre Royal’s spectacular version of the family favourite The Railway Children was adapted by Mike Kenny, writer of the recent SJT hit Hansel and Gretel. The lives of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?

The three new streamings join a busy programme which is already selling well:
Rhapsody/Two Pigeons (Royal Opera House, 26 January at 7.15pm); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (National Theatre, 28 January at 7pm); La Traviata (ROH, 4 February at 6.45pm); As You Like It (NT, 25 February at 7pm); Boris Godunov (ROH, 21 March at 7.15pm); Giselle (ROH, 7 April at 7.15pm); Lucia Di Lammermoor (ROH, 25 April at 7.15pm) and Frankenstein (ROH, 18 May at 7.15pm).

Films confirmed so for the McCarthy Cinema during the same period are: The Danish Girl (January 25 and 27 at 7.45pm, 28 at 1.45pm, 29 at 2.45pm and 7.45pm, 30 at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm, February 1, 2 and 3 at 7.45pm, 4 at 1.45pm); The Dressmaker (February 5 at 2.45pm, 8, 9 and 10 at 7.45pm, 11 at 1.45pm and 7.45pm).

There’s also a short season of specially selected music-themed films as part of Scarborough’s annual arts festival, Coastival: Mambo Kings (February 12 at 8pm); Genius Within: the inner life of Glenn Gould (13 at 2pm); Twenty Feet from Stardom (13 at 5pm); Amy (13 at 8pm); 20,000 Days on Earth (14 at 2pm) and Searching for Sugar Man (14 at 5pm).

Tickets for live streamings are £17, and for films £7, and are available from the Box Office on 01723 370541 and online at

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