Simon Murgatroyd - Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Professional Writer

Research Assistance

This page contains details of a selection of other articles I have written as well as contributions such as research for publications and other media.

A significant aspect of my work is assisting with research enquiries into Alan Ayckbourn, his plays and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. As a result, I've worked with theatres, television companies, museums and academics amongst others assisting with research. This page contains examples of some of my contributions to media research, productions and events related to Alan and the SJT.

If you have a research enquiry, please
contact me via the link in the right-hand column.

Rearch Assistance & Contributions

Our Sarah Jane: The Life of Elisabeth Sladen (2019)
BBC Studios / Moonballoon documentary about the life of actress Elisabeth Sladen (Research assistance)
Standing Room Only (2019)
Dick & Lottie theatre company's unique rehearsed reading of Alan Ayckbourn's fourth play (Dramaturge / Research assistance / Speaker)
Remembering Stephen Joseph (2017)
Stephen Joseph Theatre event (Research advisor / Exhibition curator / Speaker)
SJT At 60 Exhibition (2015)
Scarborough Art Gallery exhibition (Research advisor / Assistance)
SJT At 60 Events (2015)
Various events (Research assistance / Contributor / Speaker / Exhibition curator)
Profile (2014)
BBC Radio 4 programme (Research assistance)
Celebrating Ayckbourn (2014)
Samuel French website (Research assistance / Contributor)
Orpheus The Mariner (2014)
Animated Objects event (Website administrator / Contributor)
Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer & Provocateur (2013)
Book by Paul Elsam (Research assistance)
The Alan Ayckbourn Archive Resource pack (2013)
The University Of York publication (Research assistance)
Imagine (2009)
BBC1 programme (Research assistance)
Coast (2009)
BBC1 programme (Research assistance)
Ayckbourn In Action (2009)
BBC Radio 4 programme (Research assistance)
Official Alan Ayckbourn timeline (2009)
John Good Ltd article (Researcher / Writer)
NODA Newsletter (2009)
NODA publication (Contributor)
The Norman Conquests education pack (2008)
The Old Vic publication (Research assistance / Contributor)
Private Fears In Public Places education pack (2007)
Queensland Theatre Company (Research assistance / Contributor)


If you have any enquiries about my writing, commissioning or reproducing articles, please contact me here.

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