Exhibition: Playwright: the craft of Kevin Elyot
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS8 5LT
- Monday: 12 noon - 4 pm
- Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Best known in theatre for award-winning plays such as My Night with Reg, Kevin Elyot was a writer fascinated by form and structure. This exhibition combines materials used for inspiration, notebooks and work-in-progress scripts that explore his process, with publicity materials displaying the realisation from page to production. Kevin Elyot’s first career, following his graduation from the University of Bristol Drama department, was as an actor but his real passion was for writing. His success spanned theatre and later television, where alongside his original work he crafted successful adaptations of writers as diverse as Agatha Christie and Christopher Isherwood.
This exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of Kevin Elyot’s family.