Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website: Sitemap

The website map explains what pages are contained in the different sections of the site as an aid to navigation. Once in a section, a new list of pages will appear beneath the standard navigation buttons (as above), from which you can access the other pages in the section.
To visit one of the sections of the website, click on the links at the top of the page.


News / What's On: The latest Alan Ayckbourn news alongside listings for professional UK productions.
Twitter: The website's official Twitter page with Ayckbourn news and links.
Blog: News and articles about Alan Ayckbourn and his plays.
Site Updates: A guide to new additions and updates to the website.
Press Enquiries: Contacts and resources for press, media and marketing enquiries.
Commissions: How to commission original articles on Alan Ayckbourn from the website.
Contact us: Contact the website with your Ayckbourn related enquiry.
Ayckbourn FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions concerning Alan Ayckbourn and his career.
Website FAQs: Frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn and the website.
Administrator: Details of the website administrator Simon Murgatroyd including contact details.
Credits: Contributions and donations to the website.
Search: A search engine for the entire website.


Long Biography: An extended and official biography of Alan Ayckbourn’s life.
Short Biography: A condensed biography, suitable for reproduction in programmes.
Chronology: A timeline of Alan Ayckbourn's life and career.
Awards: Significant awards and honours received by Alan Ayckbourn.
20 Facts: All you need to know about Alan Ayckbourn in 20 facts.
Ayckbourn FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions concerning Alan Ayckbourn and his career.
Careers: A link to the Careers subsection exploring Alan Ayckbourn's various professional careers.


Encyclopedia: A comprehensive alphabetical guide with links to Alan Ayckbourn's career and plays


Play Index: Index page to access individual in-depth sections for every Ayckbourn play.
The Definitive Playlist: A definitive list of all Alan Ayckbourn’s plays and published works.
Play Premieres: A guide to the world, London, Broadway and North American premieres of the plays.
Play Availability: Details of production availability, cast breakdowns and running times for the plays.
Performing Rights: Details of where to obtain performing rights and frequently asked production questions.
Unseen Ayckbourn: A supplement to the published book Unseen Ayckbourn.
Contact Us: Contact the website with your Ayckbourn production related enquiries.

Every play Alan Ayckbourn has written has its own subsection within the
Plays section of the website with pages on each play's background and plot as well as quotes and articles by Alan Ayckbourn, major production details, world premiere reviews, reading lists and other pages.


Careers Timeline: A chronological guide to Alan Ayckbourn's various professional careers in theatre and for the BBC.
Playwriting: Facts and figures about Alan Ayckbourn's playwriting.
An in-depth sub-section examining Alan Ayckbourn’s directing career including details of every production he has directed.
Acting: An in-depth sub-section examine Alan Ayckbourn’s acting career including details about every play he professionally acted in.
Artistic Director: An in-depth sub-section examining Alan Ayckbourn's career with the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
BBC: A brief guide to Alan Ayckbourn's career as a radio drama producer for the BBC.
National Theatre: A brief guide to Alan Ayckbourn's work at the National Theatre from 1986 to 1988.


Playtexts: A complete guide to the published versions of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays.
Collections: A guide to collected editions of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays.
Ayckbourn Books: A guide to books primarily about Alan Ayckbourn and his career.
General Books: A guide to other publications which contain significant information on Alan Ayckbourn.
Unpublished Plays: Details of Alan Ayckbourn's unpublished plays including future publication details.
The Shop: The place to buy plays by and books about Alan Ayckbourn as well as his plays in other media.

Film, TV & Radio

Television: A guide to television adaptations of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays.
Radio: A guide to radio recordings of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays.
Film: A guide to the film adaptations of Alan Ayckbourn's plays.
Audiobook: A guide to commercial audio recordings of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays.
Musicals: A guide to audio recordings of Alan Ayckbourn’s musicals.
Incidental Music: A guide to audio recordings of incidental music for Ayckbourn plays and films.
Documentaries: A listing of major television and radio documentaries about Alan Ayckbourn.


Archive Collections: A guide to using the major archive collections in the UK relating to Alan Ayckbourn.
University of York: A guide to The Ayckbourn Archive at the University Of York.
Stephen Joseph Theatre: A guide to the Alan Ayckbourn collection at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Manchester University: Details of the Stephen Joseph papers held at Manchester University.
British Library: A guide to Alan Ayckbourn material held at the British Library.
Staffordshire University: A guide to the Victoria Theatre collection at Staffordshire University.
Ayckbourn Website: A brief guide to some of the resources available on this website.
Articles Index: Index to published interviews with Alan Ayckbourn since 1963.
Ayckbourn Interviews: Interviews - current and archive - with Alan Ayckbourn.
Influences: Under construction - a look at some of the people who have influenced Alan Ayckbourn
Research Enquiries: Contact Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist with your Ayckbourn-related research enquiries.

The Shop

The place to buy plays by and books about Alan Ayckbourn as well as his plays in other media.

Stephen Joseph

In-depth details about Alan Ayckbourn's most influential mentor can be found at our sister site