Biographies: Simon Murgatroyd & Paul Elsam

This website is co-curated by Simon Murgatroyd and Paul Elsam. Design and administration of the website is by Simon Murgatroyd with original content provided by both Simon and Paul Elsam.

Simon Murgatroyd
Simon Murgatroyd is the playwright Alan Ayckbourn's archivist and the creator and administrator of the playwright's official website www.alanayckbourn.net as well as the Scarborough In The Round site. He also maintains the Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. He has written extensively about Alan Ayckbourn and is the author of the book Unseen Ayckbourn. Simon holds an MA in Theatre & Contemporary Practise from the University of Hull.

Paul Elsam
Paul Elsam is an actor, director and researcher who has taught at a range of institutions including the universities of Teesside and Hull, the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, and Savannah College of Art & Design. He is the author of two books: Stephen Joseph - Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur (Bloomsbury Academic) and the bestselling handbook Acting Characters (Methuen). Paul holds a PhD in Drama from the University of Hull.

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Unseen Ayckbourn can be ordered in soft back from amazon.co.uk, amazon.com and lulu.com.
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Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur is now available in soft-back, on Kindle and in hardback.

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