Unseen Ayckbourn

Unseen Ayckbourn is written by Alan Ayckbourn's archivist Simon Murgatroyd and explores the playwright's unpublished, withdrawn and unwritten plays. It was named one of The Stage newspaper's best theatre books of 2013 and has recently been updated with a new illustrated edition.

Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition
Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition is the latest edition of the book by Alan Ayckbourn's archivist Simon Murgatroyd, looking at the playwright's unpublished, withdrawn and unwritten plays; revised and updated for 2017.

Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition
examines Alan Ayckbourn's phenomenal career in theatre by exploring the plays which have rarely been seen, withdrawn, lost or - occasionally - altered. It draws from unused or abandoned concepts and ideas as well as looking at variations of existing plays, alternative titles as well as other ephemera from the playwright's five and a half decades of writing.

The fully updated book includes extracts from some of the works as well as extensive quotes by the playwright himself. It has been updated for 2017 with more than 30 new entries as well as updates to many of the existing entries.

It also contains - for the first time - 20 illustrations drawn from the Ayckbourn Archive including notes by the playwright, poster designs, rare programmes and press cuttings, all relating to some of the plays featured in Unseen Ayckbourn.

It also contains a complete list of Alan Ayckbourn's plays and writing as of 2017.

Unseen Ayckbourn is available in softcover priced at £12. It is available from amazon.co.uk, Lulu Books, amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

A PDF ebook is also available from
Lulu Books priced at £9.50.

A limited number of copies at £12 (plus P&P) signed by Simon Murgatroyd can be ordered via this website (payment only accepted by paypal). For details, please email
admin@alanayckbourn.net.
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