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Play - Comedy, from 28 Mar 2019, £10

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis


It's Josie's birthday and she's not happy about it. Being a stay at home dominatrix is hard enough, but if you're middle aged you just get tired.

But Lionel - her most loyal customer - is determined to cheer her up. With the help of Josie's ice skating obsessed daughter Brenda Marie and their OCD, devout Irish Catholic cleaner: Martha he is throwing a party. There's even a special guest coming - the King himself. Elvis that is - in the form of brand new Elvis impersonator Timothy Wong. He might not know the songs, but his outfits are spectacular.

Nobody is expecting the other surprise guest though, and she's about to make sure the party gets all shook up. It's time to grab a drink, swivel those hips and snarl those lips as the night really gets going.

Hilarious and heartfelt - this is a quirky comedy sure to warm your heart and thaw the cold. Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is about learning to accept who you are and making the most of your moves. Whatever you're dressed in...

"as moving as it is hilarious"
The Stage

"high comedy... a beautiful humanity"
Yorkshire Post

“an hilarious play”
Nick Ahad, Yorkshire Post

Age guidance: 12+

Winner of the Pearson Television Best Play Award (1998) and Manchester Evening News Best New Play (1999)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled accessLift access

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 28 Mar 2019 19:30
Fri 29 Mar 2019 19:30
Sat 30 Mar 2019 19:30
Mon 1 Apr 2019 19:30
Tue 2 Apr 2019 19:30
Wed 3 Apr 2019 19:30
Thu 4 Apr 2019 13:30 19:30
Fri 5 Apr 2019 19:30
Sat 6 Apr 2019 14:30 19:30
Mon 8 Apr 2019 19:30
Tue 9 Apr 2019 19:30
Wed 10 Apr 2019 19:30
Thu 11 Apr 2019 13:30 19:30
Fri 12 Apr 2019 19:30
Sat 13 Apr 2019 14:30
Sun 14 Apr 2019 19:30
Mon 15 Apr 2019 19:30
Tue 16 Apr 2019 19:30
Wed 17 Apr 2019 19:30
Thu 18 Apr 2019 13:30 19:30
Fri 19 Apr 2019 19:30
Sat 20 Apr 2019 14:30 to 19:30


Tickets from £10.


North Yorkshire,
YO11 1JW



See location of Stephen Joseph Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 038883  Lat: 54.28033 Long: -0.40572

By road:
Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre/Railway Station. The theatre is directly opposite the Station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Lift accessLift access

The SJT houses a shop, gallery and bar, and hosts events such as weddings, charity events, business lunches, conferences and private cinema hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesHearing loop system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area


The Stephen Joseph Theatre is fully accessible with: Level access to Box Office and disabled toilets, wheelchair lift to the Shop, passenger lift access to The Round and McCarthy auditoria, designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, easily accessible from the lift and next to an accompanying seat for your escort, front row level access is available for many shows on request. Some seats in The Round and The McCarthy involve climbing stairs, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements. We try to accommodate all requests for access requirements and wheelchair access, but please let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive or at the time of booking. See the website for further access information.