Standing Room Only: Archive Images

A collection of archive material, posters, rehearsal and production images pertaining to Alan Ayckbourn's Standing Room Only. The Archive Images page is presented in association with the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York where the Ayckbourn Archive is held. Click on an image to expand.

Standing Room Only (1961)

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The first page of the original manuscript - before its many revisions - of Standing Room Only held in the Ayckbourn Archive in the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York.

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Stephen Joseph - founder of the Library Theatre in Scarborough and Alan Ayckbourn's most influential mentor - on the set of the world premiere of Standing Room Only, which he directed.

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Holding: The Bob Watson Archive

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The interior of the programme for the world premiere production of Standing Room Only at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1961.

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A production photo from the world premiere production of Standing Room Only at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, showing the cast and the set.

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The infamous review of Standing Room Only from The Stage newspaper on 20 July 1961, written by the production's stage manager and imploring it to be picked up for the West End.

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Plays & Players magazine's report in its September 1961 edition that the producer Peter Bridge had optioned Standing Room Only for the West End; it was never actually produced.

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The programme for the 1963 revival of Standing Room Only at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent. This marks the first time Alan Ayckbourn directed one of his own plays and the first time a play is credited to Alan Ayckbourn rather than his writing pseudonym, Roland Allen.

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A production image for the 1963 revival of Standing Room Only at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

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The Scene and Archive Images pages are presented in association with the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, where the Ayckbourn Archive is held.

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