Monday, January 23, 2017

News & Listings: 23 January 2017

Ayckbourn Plays This Week & Coming Soon
Until 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 60th anniversary at the Stephen Joseph Theatre is being celebrated as part of the eight-day Inner Circle event at the SJT in Scarborough. The week will be book-ended by two special gala events featuring Alan Ayckbourn and participants will also get the chance to see both his forthcoming productions. The week offers a behind the scenes look at the SJT, offering a chance to join the theatre during tech week for a new play and to meet the people who bring the plays to the stage. Further details can be found at the SJT website here.
> A short tour of Alan Ayckbourn's acclaimed revival of his classic 1987 play Henceforward... has now opened at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. 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 tomorrow until Saturday 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 Fully updated for 2017, this book explores the unseen, withdrawn and unpublished works of Alan Ayckbourn with illustrations for the first time.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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