Making Tracks: Archive

The Archive highlights significant documents relating to Making Tracks which are held in Archive by either Alan Ayckbourn, the Ayckbourn Archive at the University of York or The Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. All material is copyright protected and should not be reproduced.

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Alan Ayckbourn’s original concept for the set of Saracen Studios in Making Tracks for its world premiere production at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough. At its side is a listing of the production’s songs and who sings them.(Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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Alan Ayckbourn takes to the mic during rehearsals for the world premiere of Making Tracks. To the right is the composer and musical director Paul Todd with Iain Hawkins playing the guitar. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)
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A letter from Alan Ayckbourn to his agent Margaret ‘Peggy’ Ramsay which accompanied his manuscript of Making Tracks. The ‘river transport’ quote is a reference to the problems of his play Way Upstream at the National Theatre. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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A rare image of the set of Making Tracks taken from behind the sound-box featured in the play. Arguably it illustrates how this was the best solution Alan Ayckbourn found for where to put a band for an in-the-round musical by incorporating the band into the play and action. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)

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