I'm the Archivist for the internationally renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn and I've been writing professionally for three decades with work published around the world.
ARCHIVIST - I'm Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist and am considered an expert on the playwright and his plays. I work closely with the playwright and with the Ayckbourn Archive, held at the Borthwick Institute for Archives, York.
I am the creator and writer of the playwright's official website alanayckbourn.net, the largest online resource dedicated to a living playwright.
WRITER - I've been writing professionally since 2001 and my articles on Alan Ayckbourn, his plays and the theatre have been published around the world. I'm also the author of the book Unseen Ayckbourn.
SPEAKER - I have presented public talks on Alan Ayckbourn, his plays and theatre at official Ayckbourn events, platform talks and for universities and colleges.
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"Ayckbourn is quintessentially a man of the theatre, and Simon Murgatroyd's achievement has been to celebrate and annotate that for posterity." (The Stage)