Mr Whatnot: Archive Images

A collection of archive material, posters, rehearsal and production images pertaining to Alan Ayckbourn's Mr Whatnot. The Archive Images page is presented in association with the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York where the Ayckbourn Archive is held. Click on an image to expand.

Mr Whatnot (1963)

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The programme cover for the world premiere of Mr Whatnot at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1963.

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Peter Bridge & Elizabeth Bell in the world premiere of Mr Whatnot at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1963.

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The Times announcement that Mr Whatnot had been optioned for the West End by Peter Bridge, published on 22 July 1964.

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A flyer for the West End premiere of Mr Whatnot at the New Arts Theatre in 1964.

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Ronnie Barker as Lord Slingsby-Craddock in the West End premiere of Mr Whatnot.

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Ronnie Barker's first night telegram to Alan Ayckbourn for the opening of Mr Whatnot in the West End in 1964.

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Bernard Levin's infamous - and offensive - review of Mr Whatnot for the Daily Express, published on 8 August 1964.

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Alan Ayckbourn (left) directs Bob Peck in the lead role of Mr Whatnot for an amateur production in Leeds during 1968.

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The programme cover for the first night of Alan Ayckbourn's 1976 revival of Mr Whatnot, which opened the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough.

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A publicity image from the 1976 revival of Mr Whatnot at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough.

Photographer: Alec Russell (© Scarborough Theatre Trust)
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Programme cover for the 50th anniversary revival of Mr Whatnot at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, in 2013.

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Juanma Rodriguez as Mint in the Royal & Derngate's 50th anniversary revival of Mr Whatnot in 2013.

Photographer: Manuel Harlan (© Manuel Harlan)
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The Archive Images page is presented in association with the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, where the Ayckbourn Archive is held.

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