The Ayckbourn Archive: Haunting Julia

These Archival items and images related to Alan Ayckbourn's popular and award-winning play, Haunting Julia, are predominantly drawn from the Ayckbourn Archive at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York and The Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
In-depth details about the play can be found at the
Haunting Julia section here.

Visit the in-depth Haunting Julia section at Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website.

Haunting Julia (1994)

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Title: Haunting Julia Correspondence (1994)
Copyright: Haydonning Ltd
Archive: Borthwick Institute For Archives

Description: This letter from Alan Ayckbourn to the West End producer Michael Codron is the earliest known reference to Haunting Julia. It also confirms the play was an unschedulez choice due to funding issues at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round.

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Title: Poster Concept (1994)
Copyright: To be confirmed
Archive: Private Collection

Description: A concept for the original poster for the world premiere of Haunting Julia in 1994. Designed by Pure Design in Hull, the poster was simplified for the final design to just the bed, the teddy and the ghostly figure.

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Title: World Premiere Company (1994)
Copyright: The Scarborough News
Archive: Borthwick Institute For Archives

Description: A behind-the scenes photo of the original company of Haunting Julia for The Scarborough Evening News in 1994. Clockwise from top left: Ian Hogg, Alan Ayckbourn, Damian & Adrian McLoughlin. Due to copyright restrictions, this is the only photo from the world premiere production available to reproduce on the website.

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Title: Stage Layout (2020)
Copyright: Haydonning Ltd
Archive: Borthwick Institute For Archives

Description: During the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 which closed all the UK's theatres, Alan Ayckbourn adapted Haunting Julia as an audio play for Christmas. This is his basic design of the set for Paul Stear, responsible for the final sound mix, to indicate the layout of the single-set play.

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