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 research 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

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


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

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