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Door-to-Door Poet
7:45 PM19:45

Door-to-Door Poet

Meet the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre


Wednesday 15 May, 7.45pm

What do you think would happen if you knocked on a stranger's door and offered to write them a poem?

Find out in a new show, Door-to-Door Poetry, at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.


Three years ago, Rowan McCabe became the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers' doors, he asks what is important to them, then goes away and writes a poem about this, free of charge, before bringing it back and performing it on their doorstep.


Through this bold and arguably stupid act, he hopes to prove that anyone in the world can enjoy poetry. The project has been featured inThe Guardian, on BBC

Breakfast and was named 'Best of Today' on BBC Radio 4.


Through a funny and thought-provoking mix of spoken word and theatre, Door-to-Door Poetry charts the full story of Rowan's adventures around the North East of England, including his visit to a mosque in Newcastle and his trip to Kingston Road in Stockton, the location for Channel 4’s controversial documentary Benefits Street.


Completely out of his comfort zone, Rowan stumbles into a series of unlikely events that question fixed notions about the world we live in. Discussing isolation and prejudice in today's society, this show asks a simple, yet vital question: Can we trust strangers?


Door-to-Door Poetry is the third poetry evening at the SJT in May: Luke Wright brings his new show Poet Laureate on Saturday 4 May, and John Hegley will perform his new show, New & Selected Potatoes, on Thursday 9 May. Poetry lovers wishing can get tickets for all three shows for the price of two if booked at the same time.


Door-to-Door Poetry can be seen in the McCarthy at the SJT at 7.45pm on Wednesday 15 May. Tickets are priced from £10, and can be booked at the box office on 01723 370541 or via the website:


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7:30 PM19:30


Musical comedy Drip comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

 Tuesday 14 May

Script Club and Boundless Theatre bring a new one-man musical comedy to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Drip is by Tom Wells, with music by Matthew Robins, the duo behind Broken Biscuits, which seen at the SJT in 2016. Tom Wells also wrote the highly acclaimed Jumpers for Goalposts, seen at the SJT in 2013. Directed by Jane Fallowfield, it’s performed by Josh Tucker.

Liam is 15, and he’s just signed up for Bev Road Baths’ first ever synchronized swimming team. It’s for his best mate, Caz, really. She needs to get a team together to win the annual Project Prize at school. She tries every year. She always loses.

But Liam’s an optimist; he’s determined to help. There’s just one problem. Liam can’t swim.

Following a sell-out run in 2017 and a run at the Bush Theatre, Drip is now touring the UK in 2019. The original production was supported by Hull City Council and Hull UK City of Culture.

Drip can be seen in the McCarthy at the SJT at 7.45pm on Tuesday 14 May. Tickets are priced from £10, and can be booked at the box office on 01723 370541 or via the

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Ken Dodd
7:00 PM19:00

Ken Dodd

KEN DODD, Bridlington Spa. Enjoy his famous Happiness Show and you'll be absolutely discumknockerated (that's Knotty Ash for 'over the moon') by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs. Call 01262 678258.

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