Way Upstream: ArchiveThe Archive highlights significant documents relating to Way Upstream 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.
Alan Ayckbourn’s original drawing for the set of Way Upstream for its world premiere production at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough. The numbers indicate the theatre’s vomitoriums (stage entrances). (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)
Alan Ayckbourn ‘piloting’ the original Hadforth Bounty at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1981. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)
On 6 October 82, the Daily Mail cartoonist Mac satirised both the National Theatre’s renowned production of Way Upstream as well as the Hårsfjärden incident from several days earlier in which a Soviet Union submarine was purportedly detected in Swedish waters. (Copyright: Daily Mail / Mac)
Alan Ayckbourn’s early notes for Way Upstream have Alistair and Emma called Adam and Edie, with Edie rather than June having been part of The Gingernuts. Note the boat’s name of the Hadforth Maid II rather than the Hadforth Bounty. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)
An image from inside the cabin cruiser used during the National Theatre’s production of Way Upstream with members of the stage management team working the boat. (Copyright: National Theatre)
A rejected poster design for the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s 2003 revival of Way Upstream. The actual poster simplified the image to the ‘excalibur’ like image seen in the binoculars; see Background for the actual poster. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)
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