Simon Murgatroyd

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Professional Writer

Events: Upcoming & Recent

These are some of the events I'm looking forward to participating in during 2022 as well as some of my more recent events - allowing for the unusual circumstances of 2020 and 2021 which meant there were no events to participate in recent months!

Absurd Person Singular (26 June 2022)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn's play Absurd Person Singular with a talk about the history of the play preceding Alan Ayckbourn leading a rehearsed reading of one of his most famous plays. Click here for details.

Inner Circle (August 2022)
I've been invited to talk to the Inner Circle event at the Stephen Joseph Theatre during August 2022 and will be looking at Alan's connection with the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the 50th anniversary of his appointment as Artistic Director of the company.

Unseen Ayckbourn - 2022 Edition (August 2022)
The latest edition of my book, Unseen Ayckbourn, will be published this summer. Updated, revised and featured extensive new material, it looks at the lost, unpublished and unpublished Ayckbourn plays as well as the plays and ideas which have never come to fruition. Watch this space for more details soon.

Further details about all these events will be published on this page and the News pages in the week and months to come. Watch this place for details and don't forget, for details of how to hire me for talks / lectures, visit this

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