The Ayckbourn Archive: Alan Ayckbourn

These images are drawn from the Ayckbourn Archive and feature some of the images featured in the Scarborough Evening News between 1978 and 1996. During 2019, the Scarborough Evening News kindly donated their surviving archive of images relating to Alan Ayckbourn to the Ayckbourn Archive. Details of individual photographers are, unfortunately, rarely recorded but are included where known. All images on this page are copyright of the Scarborough News.

Alan Ayckbourn: Scarborough Evening News Images

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1978)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: A portrait of Alan from 1978 taken for the Scarborough Evening News outside the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round to which the company had moved in 1976.

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Title: Relatively Speaking (1977)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: In 1979 Alan Ayckbourn directed his break-out play, Relatively Speaking, professionally for the first time. Here he stands by the poster for the world premiere (then titled Meet My Father) from 1965 and the revival poster at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round.

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1980)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: A portrait of Alan Ayckbourn taken by the Scarborough Evening News during 1980.

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1976)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: A portrait of Alan taken for the Scarborough Evening News outside the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round during 1980.

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1988)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: An informal image of Alan reading a script - probably at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round - during 1988.

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Title: 50th Birthday (1989)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: Alan Ayckbourn celebrating his 50th birthday in 1989 with a photo of his cake-cutting at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round for the Scarborough Evening News.

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1990)
Photographer: Andrew Higgins (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: A quirky portrait of Alan Ayckbourn by the Scarborough Evening News photographer Andrew Higgins from 1990.

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Title: Rehearsals (1990)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: An image of Alan Ayckbourn (and a very analogue phone) during rehearsals at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round. The production is probably the world premiere of Body Language.

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1993)
Photographer: Andrew Higgins (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: A portrait of Alan Ayckbourn by Scarborough Evening News photographer Andrew Higgins from 1993. It almost feels like a dry-run for Andrew's official portrait of the playwright from 2012.

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1995)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: An image of Alan from 1995 - probably related to promotional work regarding the building of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, which opened in 1996 on the site of Scarborough's former Odeon cinema.

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Title: SJT 40th Anniversary (1995)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: Alan Ayckbourn celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Stephen Joseph Theatre opening in 1955 (then called the Library Theatre).

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Title: Alan Ayckbourn (1996)
Photographer: Unknown (© The Scarborough News)
Archive: Ayckbourn Archive

Description: Alan Ayckbourn takes to the stage at the climax of the final performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round on 3 February 1996. The company subsequently moved to its new home, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, which opened during April 1996.

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