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

The Crafty Art of Playmaking
Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE
Details: Friday 15 September at 7pm at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
Price: £25
A masterclass on directing and acting with Alan Ayckbourn joined by two of his favourite actors to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the publication of his book The Crafty Art of Playmaking.

This event has
now sold out

The Ayckbourn Collection at Scarborough Museums & Galleries
Saturday 16 September to January at 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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About the
Ayckbourn Collection

Constant Companions: Post-Show Q&A
Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE and company
Details: Thursday 21 September post-show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
Price: Free with ticket for that evening's performance
A post-show question and answer with Alan Ayckbourn and his acting companion about his latest play, Constant Companions. Please note, this is only open to ticket holders for that evening's performance of Constant Companions.

Free with tickets
for the performance

Alan Ayckbourn - Actor to Artistic Director
Simon Murgatroyd M.A.
Details: Thursday 19 October at 10am - Filey Library
Price: Free - spaces must be booked in advance
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 admission,
Booking details
coming soon

Ayckbourn's Gardens
Simon Murgatroyd M.A.
Details: Streaming on YouTube
Price: Free
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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