A YORK THEATRE is making its grand return to the stage in the coming weeks.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre are returning to the stage after a forced hiatus of 18 months.

From February 10-12, Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company will be holding the York premiere of Kipps: The New Half a Sixpence Musical.

The musical is set in Folkestone and is based on ‘Kipps’, the semi-autobiographical novel by author H.G. Wells.

This will be the fourth full-scale production from Joseph Rowntree Theatre as they look to build on their ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign.

Director Kayleigh Oliver said: “We are delighted to finally be bringing Kipps to the stage, after working on it for a number of years, and are feeling really positive about being able to add to the 'Raise the Roof' coffers.”

Tickets will cost between £12 and £15 and more details on ticket bookings can be found here.