Video Interview: In Conversation with Dr Paul Elsam (2021)

A hour-lomng interview with Alan Ayckbourn by Dr Paul Elsam recorded in June 2021 and premiered at the Big Ideas by the Sea festival in Scarborough on 17 July 2021.

Alan Ayckbourn: In Conversation with Dr Paul Elsam (2021)

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In Conversation with Dr Paul Elsam was an exclusive filmed interview which was premiered as part of the Big Ideas by the Sea festival which took place during July 2021 in Alan Ayckbourn's home town of Scarborough. This hour-long interview with the playwright was conducted by Dr Paul Elsam and touches on Alan's play The Girl Next Door, living through World War 2 as well as the Covid-19 pandemic and the future for theatres.

Dr Paul Elsam: 'It was an honour to secure this candid interview with Sir Alan at his home, especially bearing in mind the pandemic. I hope the recording will now sit alongside the excellent resource that is Simon's site, to offer some fresh insights.'

Following the interview is a post-show discussion between Dr Paul Elsam and Amy Fisher, Creative Producer at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
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