Letter: Ayckbourn's base

Sir: I was dismayed to see your reporter Sandra Barwick writing about the absolute decline of Scarborough ('Scarborough: postcards from the edge', 12 June) with no reference to the extraordinary contribution made there for many years by Alan Ayckbourn at his Stephen Joseph Theatre-in-the-Round.

Ayckbourn has made the town his creative base and premiered nearly all his plays there for a loyal local, national and international audience. This hardly fits into a picture of unremitting decline.

Yours sincerely,


London, WC2