Alan Ayckbourn: Press & Media FAQs

This page contains Frequently Asked Questions relating to press / media enquiries about Alan Ayckbourn and his plays.

Who should I contact regarding interviews with Sir Alan Ayckbourn?
Interview enquiries are generally handled by Sir Alan's Media Administrator Simon Murgatroyd. Please contact Simon at with regard to all interview enquiries.
Please note: With more than 60 years professional experience, Sir Alan is increasingly limiting the number of interviews he grants each year. Generally speaking, he will only consider interviews which are related to his own forthcoming productions.
Please do not send 'lifestyle' article requests as Sir Alan is not currently considering any such requests.

Where can I obtain a photograph of Sir Alan Ayckbourn?
Full details can be found on the Photography page, but if you email Simon Murgatroyd at, he can provide images for publicity / press / media / usage.

Why can't the Stephen Joseph Theatre help with general press enquiries?
Since Alan Ayckbourn stepped down as the SJT's Artistic Director in 2009 and became Director Emeritus, the SJT's press officer is now only able to deal with requests directly pertaining to Sir Alan's work at the SJT. Any other enquiries will be forwarded to Simon Murgatroyd.

Who should I contact regarding forthcoming Ayckbourn productions not at the Stephen Joseph Theatre?
In these cases, please contact the venue where the production is taking place - or in the case of a tour or the West End, the producer of the show. Neither the SJT nor this website can provide details about productions Sir Alan is not involved in.

Can I reproduce articles from the website?
Permission to reproduce articles from this website should always be applied for from the website administrator. Generally, permission will be granted, providing a specified copyright and credit is attributed; occasionally there is a reproduction fee for articles. Please send enquiries to

Who should I contact about commissioning original articles about Alan Ayckbourn and his plays?
Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist, Simon Murgatroyd, is able to provide original commissions regarding Alan Ayckbourn and has written extensively for the World and West End premieres of the playwright's plays as well as providing original research material for Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website. Contact Simon via

I have research enquires about Sir Alan Ayckbourn and / or his plays, who should I contact?
Contact Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd at for help with general research enquires about the playwright and his work.

Where can I find the answers to more general FAQs about Sir Alan Ayckbourn?
The website's general FAQs section can be found here.

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