Ayckbourn to act for Christmas

The playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn is to perform his own ghost story for Christmas.

He is recording an audio version of his 1994 play Haunting Julia to be released by the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, on December 1, with the 81-year-old writer playing all three parts.

“Over the years I have always enjoyed creating offstage characters almost as much as onstage ones. They serve to provide, at their simplest, a depth and perspective to an overall stage picture” Alan Ayckbourn says. “Over the years I have always enjoyed creating offstage characters almost as much as onstage ones. They serve to provide, at their simplest, a depth and perspective to an overall stage picture. 

“I consider Julia Lukin to be among the most complex and intriguing of my characters never physically to appear. Although a male three-hander, the play definitely belongs to her.”

Haunting Julia can be heard via the SJT website from 1 December to 5 January. Tickets, priced at £12, can be booked any time up to and including 5 January, either from the box office (until 2 December, by phone only from 10am till noon, Monday to Friday – opening times for December will be announced in late November) or via the website: https://www.sjt.uk.com/event/1078/haunting_julia

 

 

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