The SpotLight on Ayckbourn video series continues with one of Alan Ayckbourn’s most successful and popular plays, How The Other Half Loves.
The playwright’s Archivist, Simon Murgatroyd, delves into the background to and creation of this innovative comedy which premiered at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1969.
The video on the Ayckbourn YouTube Channel explores the process behind writing the play from the playwright’s initial unlikely inspiration to an unexpected alteration to the climax due to an actor’s injury through to how West End star Robert Morley dramatically altered the script with the playwright unable to do anything about it…
He got his revenge later though!
If you want to find out about the creation of this much loved play, SpotLight on Ayckbourn: How The Other Half Loves can be found at the Ayckbourn YouTube Channel by clicking here. And please subscribe to the channel if you’re enjoying the videos.