Monday, June 12, 2017

News & Listings: 12 June 2017

Ayckbourn Plays This Week & Coming Soon
Until 1 July: House & Garden at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury
14 June - 12 October (rep): Absurd Person Singular at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
13 July - 8 October: Taking Steps at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)
8 - 20 August: The Divide at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh (Edinburgh International Festival)

News Round Up:
> Pitlochry Festival Theatre tackles one of Alan Ayckbourn's classic plays this summer when Absurd Person Singular opens this week as part of its repertory season. Pitlochry regularly revives Alan Ayckbourn's plays - including an ambitious revival of the Damsels In Distress trilogy last year - and Absurd Person Singular can be seen from 14 June until 12 October with further details at www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com.
> Rehearsals begin today for Alan Ayckbourn's revival of his classic farce Taking Steps. The production can be seen in repertory at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, from 13 July - 5 October and further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
> Alan Ayckbourn's epic two-part work The Divide can be seen at the Edinburgh International Festival from 8 - 20 August. Produced in association with the Old Vic Theatre, The Divide is an epic love story set in a dystopian future where the sexes have been divided following a catastrophic disease which has decimated the male population. The Divide will be performed at King's Theatre, Edinburgh from 8 - 20 August and early booking is advised via the festival website 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 Fully updated for 2017, this book explores the unseen, withdrawn and unpublished works of Alan Ayckbourn with illustrations for the first time.

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