Monday, January 16, 2017

News & Listings: 16 January 2017

Ayckbourn Plays This Week & Coming Soon
19 - 28 January: Henceforward... at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)
24 - 28 January: Roundelay at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (Amateur, produced by Dick & Lottie)
6 - 11 February: Henceforward... at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)

News Round Up:
> Alan Ayckbourn's acclaimed revival of his classic 1987 play Henceforward... begins a short UK tour this week at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. Previously seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, last summer, the play is directed by Alan Ayckbourn and stars Bill Champion, Jacqueline King, Jessie Hart, Nigel Hastings and Laura Matthews. The tour will also visit the Royal & Derngate, Northampton (6 - 11 February), the Theatre Royal Windsor (13 - 18 February) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (22 - 25 February).
> The first amateur production of Alan Ayckbourn's Roundelay is taking place from 24 - 28 January at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. The play which comprises of five interlinked plays, the order of which is determined randomly each night, is being presented by Dick & Lottie, the UK's only amateur company dedicated to the works of Alan Ayckbourn. Further details can be found at www.dickandlottie.com.
> Don't forget there's a new regular feature on the blog in which, every Friday, we mark the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre in Scarborough with a year-by-year feature.
> Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition by Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd is now available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com. Fully updated for 2017, this book explores the unseen, withdrawn and unpublished works of Alan Ayckbourn with illustrations for the first time.

Sponsoring A Play On Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website
If you have a favourite Ayckbourn play, there's opportunity to be associated with it via Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website. Every Play on the site is open to sponsorship for a nominal fee - to help with the costs of running the website and domain costs - and which gives the sponsor (individuals only, not businesses) a credit on every page relating to the specific play. You can find out more about sponsoring a play and which plays are still available by clicking here.

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