Art With Heart takes Secret Diaries tour to Stephen Joseph

Secret Diaries . Image Sam Ryley.
Secret Diaries. Image Sam Ryley.

Secret Diaries, a moving coming-of-age tale that reveals the pitfalls and heartache of young love, comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre on March 18.

Inspired by real events, Secret Diaries is the story of Hayley, a girl finding her way in the world. Declaring war on the girl stealing your best friend, realising you’re gay, falling in love… and keeping a diary. It’s tough being a teen.

From awkward teenager to present day and the responsibilities of adulthood, and set to a soundtrack of ‘80s and ‘90s smash hits, Sarah Evans’ Secret Diaries is an inclusive, honest story which challenges opinions on friendship, love, society, family values and discrimination.

This highly acclaimed play, being toured by Art With Heart, spans significant shifts in political and cultural history, from strikes, spandex and Section 28 in the ‘80s through to the passing of equal marriage rights for same sex couples.

It reflects a change in people; from teenagers slamming doors and falling in love, to deciding as an adult if you still need your parents’ approval.

This compelling and thought-provoking play, which stars Sarah Emmott, Catherine Pugh and Michael Forrest, was named 2013 Theatre Production of the Year in the Co-operative Respect Awards.

Remaining 2015 Tour Dates

March 4, The Met, Bury
March 6, Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
March 12-13, the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath
March 18, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
March 20, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
March 25, Harrow Arts Centre, North London
March 26, Cast, Doncaster
April 2, The Lowry, Salford Quays.

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