Sisterly Feelings: Archive

The Archive highlights significant documents relating to Sisterly Feelings 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.
Please note, more archived material relating to
Sisterly Feelings can be found on the Behind The Scenes page.

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Early notes for play titles for Alan Ayckbourn’s 23rd play. The final title of Sisterly Feelings prominent and we can perhaps be grateful that Sisterly Touches was discarded. If Sisterly Feelings managed to offend a member of the audience (see Background), one can’t imagine what Sisterly Touches would have done! (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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Another - thankfully more legible - diagram exploring Act 1 Scene 1 of Sisterly Feelings. Note (centre top) how Dorcas’s boyfriend was originally called Andrew, rather than Stafford in the final play. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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Alan Ayckbourn’s notes frequently contain diagrams exploring the subject of a play, but few give the impression of an advanced equation as this for an early idea for Act I Scene I of Sisterly Feelings. And no, I don’t have any clue what it means either. All the notes on this page are held in the Ayckbourn Archive at the University of York. (Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn)

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A rare image of the hill-side part of the set for the original production of Sisterly Feelings at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough. Most of ‘A’ block was removed to create the hill (although you can just make out some seats were kept in place on the right hand side of the photo). This is the hill down which Stafford notably free-wheels on his bicycle into the picnic. (Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust)


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