Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website: Affiliated Companies

Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website is affiliated to three professional organisations, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, the Borthwick Institute for Archives and Dick & Lottie theatre company reflecting and celebrating their close association with the playwright. They all have unique ties to Alan Ayckbourn and are supported by this website.

Dick & Lottie

Dick & Lottie is a professional theatre company based in Huddersfield dedicated entirely to the works of Alan Ayckbourn. Founded in 2004, the company was recognised for its work in 2015 when Alan Ayckbourn gave the company the patronage of this website and his Archivist, Simon Murgatroyd.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is the company with which Alan Ayckbourn is most associated with. It was founded as the Library Theatre by Stephen Joseph in 1955 and Alan joined it as an actor in 1957 where - with Stephen's guidance - his debut as both playwright and director. Following Stephen's death in 1967, Alan was appointed Artistic Director in 1972 - a position he held until 2009. He is currently Director Emeritus and continues to premiere his new work with the company.

The Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York

The Borthwick Institute for Archives has held the Ayckbourn Archive since the University of York acquired it for the nation in 2011. As a result, the Borthwick is home to the single largest and most significant repository of material related to Alan Ayckbourn in the world - it is an essential resource for anyone researching or interest in Alan Ayckbourn and his work.

To find out more about both these companies, click on the links below.

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