The Offing


“That distant stretch of sea where sky and water merge. It’s called the offing.”

World Premiere - This new adaptation by Janice Okoh will bring all the vibrant colour and warmth of Benjamin Myers's novel.

Set in one of the UK’s favourite coastal towns, Robin Hood’s Bay – just 16 miles up the coast from Scarborough – Benjamin Myers’s much-loved coming-of-age novel, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick, has been sensitively adapted by Janice Okoh. 

In a Britain still reeling from the Second World War, 16-year-old Robert Appleyard sets out on an adventure – to walk from his home in Durham to Scarborough, where he hopes to find work. 

But he never gets there. Just up the coast at Robin Hood’s Bay, a chance encounter with the bohemian and eccentric Dulcie Piper leads to a lifelong friendship that will come to define them both. 

She introduces him to the joys of good food and wine, of art and literature. 

He helps her lay to rest a ghost from the past.  

Together, they create an unforgettable story which captured the hearts and minds of many readers on its publication in 2019, when it was featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club. This sensitive new adaptation of The Offing by Janice Okoh will bring all the vibrant colour and warmth of Benjamin Myers’s novel to our stage. This is an SJT co-production with Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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The Offing

Type:Live entertainment

Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW
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Opening Times

Season (14 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021)
Monday - Wednesday19:30
Bank HolidayClosed

* Price: From £10.

Access Performances
Relaxed Performance: Thursday 24 June, 1.30pm
Signed Performance: Saturday 26 June, 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 26 June, 2.30pm

Captioned Performance: Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm

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