Monday, September 14, 2009

The Peggy Ramsay Room...

Tonight I headed to Scarborough to lead the first of three writing workshops at the SJT with their new adult writing class. I was a very privileged egg indeed - the first person to put the theatre's new Peggy Ramsay Room to practical use. Stephen Wood, executive director at the SJT, got things underway with a little speech that outlined the historical importance of the occasion. It was great to be a part of a 'moment' like this, although had I thought too much about it I might not have got round to walking in the venue. The room holds the theatre's archives which, naturally, include a lot of Alan Ayckbourn's words (plus every script ever performed at the Library Theatre, the SJT in the Round and the current building, correspondence with writers and a huge collection of published play texts). Just a room, of course, but a very inspiring one at that.

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