Simon Murgatroyd: Alan Ayckbourn's Media Administrator

Simon is responsible for administering Alan Ayckbourn's website, the playwright's social media accounts as well as handling press and media enquiries relating to the playwright.

He has been working with the playwright since 2001, when he founded and launched
Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website. As of 2017, this stands as the single largest online resource dedicated to any living playwright with more than 4,500 pages dedicated to them playwright and his works. Alongside this, he also administers the Scarborough In The Round website. For further information about the websites, click here or the link above.

Press & Media Enquiries

Simon is also responsible for handling general press and media enquiries relating to Alan Ayckbourn. If you have a press enquiry or query regarding Alan Ayckbourn, Simon can be contacted on Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 3pm (with the exception of 22 December to 3 January). His email contact is: Further details can be found in the Press & Media Centre at Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website.

If your enquiry is specifically related to a forthcoming production of an Ayckbourn play, please do not contact Simon and follow the guidelines below.

Current & Forthcoming Production Enquiries

Enquiries about specific forthcoming Ayckbourn productions should be directed to the specific theatre concerned (such as the Stephen Joseph Theatre) or, in the case of West End productions, the show producer.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre

Please do not contact the Stephen Joseph Theatre with general enquiries relating to Alan Ayckbourn as the SJT Press Officer will not be able to help and will only direct you back to this website. The SJT press department will only deal with Ayckbourn enquiries directly relating to the playwright's forthcoming productions at the venue. Please note, Alan Ayckbourn is now just a guest director at the theatre and is not present at the venue except during production weeks for his own plays.

Press Releases

Press releases about Alan Ayckbourn's productions and events / news concerning the playwright can be found on Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website via this page. Individual press releases have the relevant contact details for all press / media contacts.