Monday, March 13, 2017

News: 13 March 2017

News Round Up:
> The Mill At Sonning is presenting Alan Ayckbourn's Improbable Fiction from 16 March to 6 May. The venue has a long history of staging Alan Ayckbourn's plays - frequently with directors and or actors who have worked frequently with Ayckbourn himself; this production sees the return to the venue of acclaimed Ayckbourn director Robin Herford. Further details and bookings for the play at the dinner theatre venue can be found at www.millatsonning.com,
> Booking is now also open for Alan Ayckbourn's new play and revival at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, this summer. He will be directing the world premiere of A Brief History of Women and a revival of Taking Steps. He will also be hosting two gala events, A Brief History of Plays, in which he will be celebrating his 60th anniversary with the Scarborough company through reminiscences, anecdotes and extracts from many of his plays. Further details about all these events can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
> Tickets are now on sale for Alan Ayckbourn's talk at the British Library on Monday 22 May. Eighty Plays On will see the playwright discussing his work and career with Peter Kemp of the Sunday Times. The event is taking place in the Knowledge Centre at the British Library from 7pm and further details and booking information can be found here.
> The blog is celebrating Alan Ayckbourns' 60th anniversary at the Stephen Joseph Theatre throughout the year with an article every Friday taking a year-by-year look at his association with the company.
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 Fully updated for 2017, this book explores the unseen, withdrawn and unpublished works of Alan Ayckbourn with illustrations for the first time.

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