The Sparrow: ArchiveThe Archive highlights significant documents relating to The Sparrow 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.
There is believed to be only two surviving copies of Alan Ayckbourn’s play The Sparrow, one held in the Ayckbourn Archive at the University of York and the other in the Lord Chamberlain’s Collection at the British Library. This is a scan of the cover held in the Ayckbourn Archive. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)
Detail from the interior of the programme for the world premiere production of The Sparrow. The cast features John Nettles in his first professional repertory season, Robert Powell shortly before he came to wider public notice in the TV series Doomwatch and the actress Heather Stoney, later to marry the playwright and one of the most prolific Ayckbourn actors in premieres of the playwright’s own plays. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)
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