The Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round: In The Round Festival

The In The Round Festival was revived by Alan Ayckbourn - probably with the encouragement of Ken Boden - in 1987 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round. Alan himself adjudicated the first several festivals which attracted entrants from throughout the Yorkshire region.
Sadly, even less details of the revived In The Round Festivals are held in archive than for the Library Theatre years, but what details that survive are reproduced below.


1978 (dates unknown) - First Festival
Adjudicator: Alan Ayckbourn

No further details known

1979 (dates unknown) - Second Festival
Adjudicator: Alan Ayckbourn

Bridlington Theatre Workshop
No further details known

1980 (11 - 15 March) - Third Festival
Adjudicator: Alan Ayckbourn

Eastfield County Youth Centre
The Original Two (Leeds)
Triangle (Boston Spa)
Scalby School
Bridlington Theatre Workshop
Cottingham District School
Wheatcroft School
Scarborough Sixth Form College
Proscenium Players (Leeds)
Whitley Bay Theatre Club
Rotherham Theatre Workshop
St George’s Youth Club
Hull Garret Players

1981 (6 - 11 April) - Fourth / Thirteenth Festival
Adjudicator: Alan Ayckbourn

The Pedagogues (Warwick University)
Sixth Form College Drama Club
Cresta Players
Eastfield Youth Centre
Graham School
Original II Drama Club (Leeds)
Proscenium Players (Leeds)
Outsiders
Bridlington Theatre Workshop
Scalby School
Young Humberites (Hull)
Company Theatre (Hull)
College Of Arts (Rotherham)
Hull Garret Players
Theatre Club (Whitley Bay)

1982 (dates unknown)
Adjudicator: Unknown

No further details known

1983 (dates unknown)
Adjudicator: Unknown

No further details known

1984 (dates unknown)
Adjudicator: Unknown

No further details known

1985 (dates unknown)
Adjudicator: Unknown

No further details known

1986 (dates unknown)
Adjudicator: Unknown

No further details known

1987 (6 - 11 April)
Adjudicator: Russell Whiteley

No further details known








Pieces Of Hate





Show Box Pyramid
After Midnight - Before Dawn
Pastiche
Down By The River
Fools Errand
The Late Miss Cordell
Piggy In The Middle
Snap Out Of It
The Happy Journey
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Super Knut
Here Today. Worry Tomorrow…
In Camera




The Crucible
La Vie Sans Vaches
Audition For A Writer
Having A Lovely Time
Soldier From The War Returning
Parcel
Mutatis Mutandis
Per Ardua Ad Astra
Infectious Diseases
With One Accord
The Insect Play
The What On The Landing
Exception & The Rule
Soldier From The War Returning
Funny, You Don’t Laugh Jewish










Richard Franks





Dave Smart & Paul Bates
David Campton
Nick Hall
Ted Harden
Margaret Wood
Philip Johnson
G. Wright & J. Dickinson
Devised
Thornton Wilder
Edward Albee
Paul Daniels
Devised
Jean-Paul Sartre




Arthur Miller
Tony Waltham & Michael Wood
Doris M Day
Paul bates & Dave Smart
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
Dorohty Galvin
Richard Franks
Ted Harben
Bertold Brecht
Alan Plater
Bertold Brecht
David Campton
Mike Tibbets

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. All information on this page is held at Scarborough Library in the Stephen Joseph Theatre Collection.