Staging Alan Ayckbourn's Plays

For anyone looking to stage one of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, this page has basic details of how to choose a play and where to apply for a performance license.
Choose A Play
A complete lost of all Alan Ayckbourn's plays currently available to perform can be found at the bottom of this page and in the Plays section of the website. Click on a play title to find out more details about the play.

Cast Size / Running Time
If you are looking for a specific cast size or want guidance on running time for the plays, click here for a guide.

Licensing A Play
To perform an Ayckbourn play, you need to apply for a professional or amateur license.

Professional License: Contact Alan Ayckbourn's agents Casarotto Ramsay if you're interested in professionally producing an Ayckbourn play. Further details can be found at

Amateur Licenses: Concord Theatricals is responsible for licenses for amateur productions of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. Visit Concord Theatricals (UK / Europe) or Concord Theatricals (USA) for full details and pricing. A further explanation of licenses can be found here.

International Licenses: If you are interested in staging a production of Alan Ayckbourn's plays in an international territory (i.e. not the UK), enquiries should be directed to Emma Magnus at Casarotto Ramsay.

Occasionally plays are not available to perform due to a license having already been granted or a forthcoming major production. It is always best to check with Alan's agents Casarotto Ramsay.

London Restrictions (amateurs): Please ignore the Concord Theatricals / Samuel French website which insists all Ayckbourn plays may have restrictions in London - this is just Samuel French's policy for all major playwrights. At any given time, the vast majority of Alan's plays should be available for amateur performance in London and it is always worth enquiring whether a play is available for production.

Frequently Asked Questions
The website frequently receives questions about staging Alan Ayckbourn's plays. Click here to find some of the most common questions answered.

Obtain Scripts
Once a license has been obtained, scripts need to be purchased. They can be purchased either from Samuel French or the Ayckbourn Store. You're now good to go.

Plan, Rehearse & Perform
That's up to you now! Best of luck with the production and don't forget to email this website with details of your performance to include it on our What's On page.

If you have any other enquiries, please contact the website at: Alternatively, contact Casarotto Ramsay or Concord Theatricals for information and help.

Alan Ayckbourn's Agent
Professional Performance Rights
Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd
Waverley House
7 - 12 Noel Street
Amateur Performance Rights (UK / Europe)
Samuel French
Concord Theatricals
Aldwych House
71 - 91 Aldwych
Amateur Performance Rights (USA)
Samuel French Inc.
235 Park Avenue South
Fifth Floor
New York
NY 10003

Alan Ayckbourn Plays Available To Perform

* indicates available for professional performance only

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