Simon Murgatroyd - Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Professional Writer

Simon Murgatroyd: Career Description

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Media Administrator: Archivist for the playwright Alan Ayckbourn responsible for maintaining the Ayckbourn Archive and all enquiries relating to the Archive and Alan Ayckbourn's career and plays. Also honorary Archivist for the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Founder, curator, writer and administrator of, the playwright's official website with more than 4,500 pages dedicated to the careers and plays of Alan Ayckbourn.
Media Administrator for Alan Ayckbourn responsible for media enquiries regarding Alan Ayckbourn.
Professional writer with more than 25 years of writing experience.

Career Experience

2005 - present day: Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Media Administrator
2002 - present: Alan Ayckbourn's official website administrator, curator & principal contributor to
2004 - present: Archivist for The Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
1992 - present: Professional writer
2016 - present: Consultant & copywriter for the Stephen Joseph Theatre
2016 - present: Features

2016: Author of Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition
2016 - 2019: Patron of Dick & Lottie Theatre Company, Huddersfield
2016 - 2019: Assistant co-ordinator for the Inner Circle / Premiere Patrons events at the Stephen Joseph Theatre
2013 - 2016: Website administrator for the Animated Objects' Orpheus the Mariner and Song Of The Leviathan events.
2011 - 2016: Co-editor and principal contributor to the Stephen Joseph Theatre Circular quarterly magazine
2010 - 2011: Ayckbourn Weekend administrator
2001 - 2006: Ayckbourn And The Round administrator
1999 - 2005: Deputy box office manager at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
1992 - 1999: Features & entertainments writer and news reporter at the Scarborough Evening News


MA in Theatre & Contemporary Practice (University Of Hull)
BA(hons) in Dance and Theatre (University Of Buckingham)

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