Ten Times Table: Archive

The Archive highlights significant documents relating to Ten Times Table 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.
Please note, more archived material relating to
Ten Times Table can be found on the Behind The Scenes page.

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It was not uncommon for the Library Theatre and later the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round to announce the latest Ayckbourn play with only a title and no other information - mainly because the play hadn’t been written yet! The winter 1976 / 1977 brochure for the theatre typifies this. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)

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Alan Ayckbourn’s hand-written notes for the lyrics to the John Cockle song featured in the play and held by the Ayckbourn Archive at the University of York. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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The cover for the free Pendon Folk Festival programme given out at the opening night of Ten Times Table. It featured material written by Alan Ayckbourn and the theatre’s press office and is a considerable collector’s item. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)

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The original idea for Ten Times Table was considerably different than the written play. This hand-written note by Alan Ayckbourn held in the Ayckbourn Archive shows the relationships of the original 10 characters - very little of which carried through to the final play. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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A rare rehearsal shot from the original production of Ten Times Table at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round with Christopher Godwin making a stand (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)

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In 1979, a post West End tour of Ten Times Table was arranged, produced by Bill Kenwright. Rather astonishingly, the tour included Scarborough’s Royal Opera House - without notifying Alan himself. Alan was outraged that he was - essentially - competing against himself in the town and that Ten Times Table was competing with his own productions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round. As a result, this marked the first and only time an Ayckbourn play has toured to Scarborough. This is the - undated - newspaper article from the Scarborough Evening News about the tour (Copyright: Yorkshire Regional Newspapers)

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