Press Release: Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6


Faber Publishes Sixth Volume Of Alan Ayckbourn's Plays With A New York Twist

New York casts an influence over the sixth volume of Alan Ayckbourn's collected plays, which will be published by Faber in August.

Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6 is released on 2 August and collects five of the playwright's plays including his most recent success A Brief History Of Women (2017) alongside Time Of My Life (1992), Neighbourhood Watch (2011), Arrivals & Departures (2013) and Hero's Welcome (2015).

Each of the plays has been a critical success in New York with their premiere productions in the city directed by Alan Ayckbourn at the annual
Brits Off Broadway festival at the 59E59 Theaters between 2011 and 2018 featuring the original company from his home theatre, the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

A Brief History Of Women was seen in May 2018 at the 59E59 Theatres and garnered acclaim from the New York Times' critic Ben Brantley who noted: "Mr. Ayckbourn’s enduring and infectious affection for theater permeates every scene." The production broke attendance records at the 59E59 and continues a hugely successful affiliation between Alan Ayckbourn, the Stephen Joseph Theatre and the 59E59 Theaters which began in 2005.

The other plays within the collection also received critical and popular acclaim during their transfers to New York and
Neighbourhood Watch and Arrivals & Departures are considered two of the playwright's finest work of this decade; Neighbourhood Watch is currently proving to be immensely popular and is the most produced Ayckbourn play by amateur companies in the UK over the past year.

This is the sixth volume of Alan Ayckbourn's plays to be published by Faber since 1998 and it will be published in softback on 2 August and as a digital ebook on 23 August. Running to 512 pages, it will be priced at £18.99 for the softback and £17.99 for the ebook.

Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6
Faber & Faber, ISBN 978-0571348282
Publication Date: 2 August (softback) / 23 August (ebook)
512 pages
£18.99 (softback) / £17.99 (ebook)

Posted on 14 June 2018.