Published Writing & Previous Commissions

Ayckbourn Plays

Professional Positions

Other Publications

Articles have been published in programmes for these professional productions

Haunting Julia
Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch (2018)

Better Off Dead
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2018)

Joking Apart
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2018)

The Divide
Edinburgh International Festival (2017)

A Brief History of Women
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2017)

Taking Steps
Stephen Jospeh Theatre (2017)

Improbable Fiction
The Mill At Sonning (2017)

No Knowing
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2016)

Stephen Joseph Theatre (2016)

How The Other Half Loves
West End (2016)

Hero’s Welcome / Confusions
Tour (2016)

Hero’s Welcome

Stephen Joseph Theatre (2015)


Stephen Joseph Theatre (2015)

Tour (2014 / 2015)

Stephen Joseph Theatre (2014)

The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (musical)
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2014)

Ayckbourn Ensemble
Brits Off Broadway festival, 59E59 Theaters, New York (2014)

Things We Do For Love
Bath Theatre Royal / UK tour (2014)

Ayckbourn Ensemble
UK tour (2014)

Arrivals & Departures
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2013)

Time Of My Life
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2013)

Stephen Joseph Theatre (2013)

Mr Whatnot (50th anniversary production)
Royal & Derngate (2013)

Joking Apart
Nottingham Playhouse (2013)

UK tour (2013)

A Chorus Of Disapproval
West End (2012)

Surprises / Absurd Person Singular
Chichester Festival Theatre (2012)

Stephen Joseph Theatre (2012)

Absurd Person Singular
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2012)

Dear Uncle
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2011)

Life Of Riley
UK tour (2011)

Life Of Riley
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2010)

My Wonderful Day
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2009)

How The Other Half Loves
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2009)

Man Of The Moment
Royal & Derngate (2009)

Private Fears In Public Places
Royal & Derngate (2009)

Just Between Ourselves
Royal & Derngate (2009)

Life & Beth
UK tour (2009)

Woman In Mind
West End (2009)

Woman In Mind
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2008)

Life & Beth
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2008)

Snake In The Grass
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2008)

Haunting Julia
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2008)

If I Were You
UK tour (2008)

A Trip To Scarborough
UK tour (2008)

Absurd Person Singular
West End (2007)

A Trip To Scarborough
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2007)

If I Were You
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2007)

Relatively Speaking
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2007)

Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2006)

Intimate Exchanges
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2006)
2007 - present
Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist & Media Admimistrator

2013 - present
Administrator and founder of the Stephen Joseph & Scarborough In The Round websites

2016 - present
Freelance Author / Copywriter for the Stephen Joseph Theatre

2016 - present
Co-organiser of the Premiere Patrons week at the Stehen Joseph Theatre

2011 - 2015
Co-editor (until 2013) & features writer on the Stephen Joseph Theatre Circular quarterly magazine

2009 - present
Freelance writer for John Good (specialist deign house for theatre and the arts)

2006 - 2015
Freelance writer for the Stephen Joseph Theatre

2001 - present
Creator and principal contributor for Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website

2015 - 2016
Administrator of The Song Of Leviathan website; a major community cultural event in Scarborough.

2013 - 2014
Administrator of the Orpheus The Mariner website; a major community cultural event in Scarborough which included the record for the world's largest puppet.

Research for the BBC documentary series Imagine's Alan Ayckbourn Special, the Coast episode on Scarborough and for BBC Radio's documentary Ayckbourn In Action

Research for various BBC Radio programmes celebrating the 70th birthday of Alan Ayckbourn

1992 - 1999
Features & Entertainments Writer for the Scarborough Evening News
Publications written and researched by Simon Murgatroyd

Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition
Lulu Books, 2016

SJT Circle website
Stephen Joseph Theatre 2016 - present

The Woman In Black
Stephen Joseph Theatre, 2015

Unseen Ayckbourn
Lulu Books, 2013/4

Unseen Ayckbourn
(interactive iPad book)
iTunes, 2012

SJT Circular
Stephen Joseph Theatre quarterly magazine
(2011 - 2015)

Ayckbourn At 70 souvenir programme
Royal & Derngate (2009)

Sight Unseen
Lulu Books, 2009

A Round 50 souvenir programme
Stephen Joseph Theatre (2005)

Contributions / Research For Other Publications

SJT At 60 Exhibition
Historical research & assistance for major exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery

SJT At 60
Historical research and assistance for various Stephen Joseph Theatre events

Confusions To Roundelay
by Albert-Reiner Glaap (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015)

Profile (BBC)
BBC Radio 4 programme profiling Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Celebrating Ayckbourn
Samuel French website article for 75th birthday

Orpheus The Mariner programme
Article for the 2014 event programme / website design & administration

New Landmarks In Ayckbourn Country
by Albert-Reiner Glaap (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014)

Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer & Provocateur
by Paul Elsam (Bloomsbury Books, 2013)

The Alan Ayckbourn Archive Resource pack
The University Of York (2013)

BBC Ayckbourn-related programming
Research and assistance for Imagine (TV), Coast (TV), Ayckbourn In Action (radio) & various programmes marking Alan Ayckbourn's 70th birthday in 2009

Official Alan Ayckbourn timeline
Reproduced in various programmes for professional Alan Ayckbourn productions around the UK since 2009

NODA Newsletter
NODA (2009)

The Norman Conquests education pack
The Old Vic (2008)

Intimate Exchanges programmes
59E59 Theaters, New York (2007)

Private Fears In Public Places education pack
Queensland Theatre Company (2007)

Various Articles / Programmes
Articles written for Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website have been reproduced in programmes for professional and amateur productions of Alan Ayckbourn's plays since 2007.

Exhibitions / Curatorial

Stephen Joseph Theatre Archive
Curator for a rolling series of small exhibitions from May 2018 highlighting the work of the Stephen Joseph Theatre's Archive (2018 onwards).

Stephen Joseph Exhibition
Co-curator for an exhibition at the Stephen Joseph Theatre celebrating the life of Stephen Joseph (2017).

The SJT at 60
Curator for a two-part exhibition at the Stephen Joseph Theatre celebrating the company's 60th anniversary (2015).

Ayckbourn At 70
Curator for an exhibition at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton, celebrating Alan Ayckbourn's 70th birthday (2009).

The SJT At 50
Co-curator for an exhibition at the Stephen Joseph Theatre celebrating its 50th anniversary (2005).
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