Talks & Events

This page highlights talks and events relating to Alan Ayckbourn and theatre-in-the-round being given by both the playwright and his Archivist, Simon Murgatroyd M.A.

Upcoming Talks & Events

More Theatres That Never Were
Details:
Tuesday 27 February at 2.30pm, Beeforth's Hive
Price: Free - Places limited and must be reserved in advance
Simon Murgatroyd continues his look at theatres in the round which were planned but never built in Scarborough, here focusing on Stephen Joseph's attempts to build a civic theatre in the 1960s.

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Ayckbourn at the Library Theatre
Details:
Thursday 14 March at 6pm, Scarborough Library
Price: Free - Places available in advance and on the door
Simon Murgatroyd looks at Alan Ayckbourn's connection with Theatre in the Round at the Library Theatre between 1957 and 1976 in which he forged his first links with the theatre company he would have a lifelong association with.

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House & Garden at 25
Details:
9 July at 2pm, Italian Gardens, South Cliff, Scarborough
Price: Free - Places limited and must be reserved in advance
Simon Murgatroyd celebrates the 25th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn's wildly ambitious duology House & Garden against the backdrop of Scarborough's beautiful Italian Gardens.

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soon

Artistically Directed
Details:
Thursday 1 August at 10.30am, Filey Library and streaming
Price: Free - Places limited and must be reserved in advance
Following last year's successful talk at Filey Library, Simon Murgatroyd continues his look into the career of Alan Ayckbourn, here looking at his role of Artistic Director with the Scarborough company for 37 years.

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soon

Everything Including The Kitchen Sink
Details:
Friday 13 September at 7pm, Stephen Joseph Theatre
Price: £20
The world premiere of a film of Alan Ayckbourn in intimate conversation preceded by a talk with Simon Murgatroyd celebrating the milestone of the playwriter's 90th play and the phenomenal writing career which preceded it.

Booking now open

Page to Stage - The Woman in Black
Details:
Tuesday 29 October at 6.30pm, Beeforth's Hive, Scarborough
Price: Free - Places limited and must be reserved in advance
Simon Murgatroyd celebrates the acclaimed book and play The Woman In Black and its journey in 1987 from the pages of Scarborough-born author Susan Hill's novella to the stage of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round. A Halloween treat!

Booking opening
soon

The Ayckbourn Collection at Scarborough Museums & Galleries
Details:
Scarborough Art Gallery.
Price: £3 for annual entry to Scarborough Museums & Galleries.
A small display of items from the recently donated Ayckbourn Collection including Alan Ayckbourn's first play, The Square Cat, original manuscripts for The Norman Conquests, Stephen Joseph's designs for 'Fish & Chip Theatre' and Harold Pinter's directorial debut and other ephemera.

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Scarborough Spotlight Podcast: Simon Murgatroyd
Details:
Streaming on Apple Podcasts / Spotify Podcasts
Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist, Simon Murgatroyd M.A., is interviewed about his work for the playwright in the podcast series highlighting the people and places of Scarborough. There's also a bonus podcasts episode in which Simon talks about Stephen Joseph and the impact he had on Alan Ayckbourn's life and career and the town of Scarborough.
Alan Ayckbourn - Actor to Artistic Director
Speaker:
Simon Murgatroyd M.A.
Details: Streaming on YouTube
Simon Murgatroyd looks at the first 15 years of Alan Ayckbourn's professional career in Scarborough going from actor to writer to director to Artistic Director between 1957 and 1972.

Free to view
on YouTube

Ayckbourn's Gardens
Speaker:
Simon Murgatroyd M.A.
Details: Streaming on YouTube
Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist,Simon Murgatroyd, talks about the significance of gardens in Alan Ayckbourn's plays against the backdrop of the beautiful Italian Gardens.

Free to view
on YouTube

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