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Gym and Tonic

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A new production of John Godber’s 1996 play Gym & Tonic comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.


The John Godber Company/Theatre Royal Wakefield show can be seen at the SJT from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 October.


Scardale Hall Health Farm has the best staff in Europe, happy to pamper you, massage you and put you through your paces. But when Don and Shirley arrive to fix their failing marriage, even the coolest therapists start to lose their karma. When the sanctuary is broken, it’s not only the clients who need to lay back and relax.


From the writer of Scary Bikers, Teechers, Up ‘n’ Under and Bouncers, Gym & Tonic is a laugh-out-loud comedy about trying to find a moment of calm in these challenging times.


The cast comprises Robert Angell (The Kings of Hull, The Empty Nesters’ Club), Stephanie Hackett (Dreamboats and Petticoats, Joan and Jimmy)Peter McMillan (Bouncers, Long Live The Kings of Hull) and Jacqueline Naylor (A Kind of Loving, The Railway Children).

John Godber, who also directs, says: “I’m excited to be bringing this play back at a time where wellness and mental health, particularly men’s, are of such societal importance. It will be a truly hilarious comedy, but also an honest commentary on the state of our times.”


Gym & Tonic can be seen at the SJT from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 October. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at

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Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend
Later Event: October 19
Rainbow Centre Arts and Crafts Fair