Simon Murgatroyd

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Professional Writer

Events: Upcoming & Recent (2023)

These are some of the forthcoming events and activities in 2023 I'm currently involved with:

Ayckbourn's Gardens (TBC July) A talk in Scarborough's Italian Gardens about the gardens featured in Alan Ayckbourn's plays alongside some anecdotes about production issues recreating gardens in theatre spaces. Further details and bookings to be announced soon.

The Esplanade Theatre & Theatre That Never Were (TBC August) A talk for Scarborough Civic Society (open to all) about the proposed theatre-in-the-round on The Esplanade in Scarborough during the '70s alongside other proposed venues which were new built. Further details and bookings to be announced soon.

Heritage Week (TBC September) A talk at Beeforth's Hive on Scarborough's South Cliff with full details and bookings to be announced soon.

Paranoid Androids (15 September) I'll be marking the 25th anniversary of the play Comic Potential with a talk as part of The Crafty Art of Ayckbourn weekend at the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 15 - 17 September 2023. Click here for details of the weekend.

YouTube & Podcasts (Bi-weekly) I'm regularly uploading new videos and podcasts to the Ayckbourn YouTube Channel and to Apple Podcasts for the Alan Ayckbourn Podcasts Channel. Check them out.

Unseen Ayckbourn - 2022 Edition (August 2022) The latest edition of my book, Unseen Ayckbourn: 2022 Edition was officially launched this summer.

Further details about all these events will be published on this page and the
News pages. Watch this page for details and for details of hiring me for talks, visit this page or Contact Simon.

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