An essential read in The Guardian today about Alan Ayckbourn and the state of the arts in the UK during these difficult times. Essential reading!
Click here to read the editorial article Don’t Think The Arts Are Just For Fun. They Are A Tonic For Sick Times. This is part of The Guardian’s reporting on the cost of living crisis and its effects on the country.
The article make reference to Alan Ayckbourn’s recent premiere All Lies which supported community theatres in deprived areas at The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Winderemere and at the Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale. It also points to his close connection to the Stephen Joseph Theatre and its significant place in the Scarborough community that is about to see the world premiere of his play, Family Album. Finally, the upcoming major revival of his play Woman in Mind at the major venue of the Chichester Festival Theatre shows Alan’s work reaching across the different stata of theatres and arts in the UK.