Surprises: Archive Images

A collection of archive material, posters, rehearsal and production images pertaining to Alan Ayckbourn's Surprises. 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.

Surprises (2012)

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Early hand-written notes for Surprises by Alan Ayckbourn establishing the setting of the play and the ages of the characters.

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More early handwritten notes by Alan Ayckbourn for Surprises with early dialogue thoughts for the character of Grace.

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Alan Ayckbourn's sketches for the sets for the three acts of Surprises for the world premiere production at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in 2012.

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The original production of Surprises in 2012 had three different posters for its world premiere at Scarborough, its transfer to Chichester Festival Theatre and then its UK tour. This is the original poster for the Stephen Joseph Theatre, which was replaced for Chichester.

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The company of the world premiere of Surprises in 2012 with Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Photographer: TBC (© Scarborough Theatre Trust)
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Ayesha Antoine & Alan Ayckbourn in rehearsals for the world premiere of Surprises during 2012.

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Surprises features a holographic transmitter called a Hipro. Bill Champion is in the 'machine' in this production image from the world premiere production in 2012.

Photographer: Robert Day (© Robert Day)
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Richard Stacey as the conflicted android Jan in the world premiere production of Surprises in 2012.

Photographer: Robert Day (© Robert Day)
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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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