Simon Murgatroyd - Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Professional Writer

Events 2019 / 2020

These are some of the events I've been involved with or will be involved during 2019 and 2020.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Inner Circle (28 September - 1 October 2019)

The return of the popular behind-the-scenes event at the SJT, this year tying in with Alan Ayckbourn's 80th birthday celebration. I'll be helping co-ordinate the event alongside giving a couple of talks on my role as archivist and work with Alan Ayckbourn.

Ayckbourn Film Festival (to be confirmed)

The UK's first Ayckbourn Film Festival is being planned for later this year in Scarborough. I've been advising the organiser and helping to arrange the event. I'll also be doing introductions to several of the films.

Circle Soirée (2 July 2019)

An evening event at the Stephen Joseph Theatre hosted by Jaye Lewis and myself with the company of Alan Ayckbourn's revival of Season's Greetings.

SJT Circle (28 June 2019)

A Q&A at the Stephen Joseph Theatre hosted by Jaye Lewis and myself with the company of the summer production of Stepping Out.

Standing Room Only (4 July 2019)

Advisor and collaboration with Dick & Lottie theatre company on the first public performance since 1967 of Alan Ayckbourn's fourth play Standing Room Only. Taking place at The Square Chapel, Halifax, this was a one-off rehearsed reading, introduced by myself, celebrating 60 years since Alan Ayckbourn's playwriting debut.

What Is An Archivist? (15 May 2019)

A talk at the Stephen Joseph Theatre about my role as Archivist for The Bob Watson Archive at the venue exploring both my role and the role of the archive within the company.

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