Haunting Julia


"No, listen. Just for a minute. Something comes through that door now, say. Say in the shape of Julia. Someone we know to have been dead for 12 years and there she is. Suddenly. Now I'm not saying this will happen, I'm just supposing this. What do we do?"

Years after his daughter’s suicide, Julia’s father Joe still struggles with the death of the prodigal musical genius. In her old room, he meets with a psychic and her boyfriend to seek out the truth about her death.

But some questions are better left unanswered…

In May 2020, our Director Emeritus Alan Ayckbourn and his wife Heather Stoney gave a remarkable gift to the Stephen Joseph Theatre – an audio recording of a brand new play in which between them they performed all eight parts.

Anno Domino was listened to worldwide, raising much-needed funds for the theatre during the difficult early days of the pandemic.

Now, Alan has followed up that well-received show with another audio recording, this time of his 1994 ghost story, Haunting Julia, with the author playing the three male parts.

“There’s definitely a place for audio-only shows as fine as this one”
The Wall Street Journal on Anno Domino
“It's a ghost story. It's a chiller. It's still very funny - and gently but disturbingly profound.”
The Guardian on our 1994 production of Haunting Julia

“…an unusually rich and deeply felt stage thriller.”
The Telegraph on the 2011 revival at the Riverside Studios in London

Please note:

This audio play will be available to bookers from 1 December - 5 January. Once you have bought a ticket, you can listen as many times as you like during that time period.

Once you have booked a ticket, you will get a standard confirmation email, and nearer the time you will be sent details of how to access the play.

There will also be a captioned version available.

Age guidance: 12+

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Full Price£12.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Online booking possible

Map & Directions

Haunting Julia


Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW
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Stephen Joseph Theatre Stephen Joseph Theatre, ScarboroughThe Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) was founded in 1955 by Stephen Joseph and thrived under the artistic direction of Alan Ayckbourn. Housed in a former Odeon Cinema, it has two auditoria: The Round, and The McCarthy.

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