What's On

Until 31 January
Roundelay *
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

27 January - 1 February
Season’s Greetings
Rhodes Art Complex, Bishop’s Stortford

6 February
An Evening With Alan Ayckbourn
Haileybury, Hertford (click

2 - 7 February
Roundelay *
Theatre Royal, Bath

9 - 14 February
Roundelay *
Cambridge Arts Theatre

11 - 14 February
Living Together (amateur)
The Haymarket, Basingstoke

17 - 21 February
Season’s Greetings (amateur)
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

24 - 28 February
Roundelay *
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

3 - 28 March
Time Of My Life
Tabard Theatre, Chiswick

3 - 7 March
Neighbourhood Watch (amateur)
Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, Wirral

3 - 7 March
How The Other Half Loves (amateur)
The Players’ Theatre, Thame

6 March
Life Of Riley
UK Cinemas (limited release)

8 - 11 April
Life Of Riley (amateur)
Albrighton Primary School, Albrighton, Wolverhampton

28 April - 2 May
Absent Friends
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

5 - 9 May
Absent Friends
Blackpool Grand Theatre

11 - 13 May
Absent Friends
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

14 - 16 May
Absent Friends
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

18 - 23 May
How The Other Half Loves (amateur)
Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

19 - 20 May
Absent Friends
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

21 - 23 May
Absent Friends
Theatre Royal, Winchester

26 - 27 May
Absent Friends
King's Theatre, Southsea

27th - 30th May
Private Fears In Public Places (amateur)
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

28 - 30 May
Absent Friends
Connaught Theatre, Worthing

1 - 6 June
Absent Friends
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds

8 - 13 June
Absent Friends
Belgrade Theatre, Conventry

15 - 20 June
Absent Friends
Richmond Theatre

22 - 24 June
Absent Friends
Lyceum Crewe

23rd - 27th June
Private Fears In Public Places (amateur)
The Kings Arms, Salford

25 - 27 June
Absent Friends
Greenwich Theatre

30 June - 1 July
Absent Friends
Theatre Royal, Margate

2 - 4 July
Absent Friends
Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells

6 - 11 July
Absent Friends
Derby Theatre

13 - 18 July
Absent Friends
Cheltenham Everyman

9 July - 26 September
Confusions *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

24th - 25th July
Private Fears In Public Places (amateur)
South Hill Park, Bracknell

28th July - 2nd August
Private Fears In Public Places (amateur)
The London Theatre, New Cross, London

4 September - 3 October
Hero’s Welcome (world premiere) *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

* Directed by Alan Ayckbourn

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News Headlines

  • Alan Ayckbourn will be in conversation with critic Charles Spencer at the playwright’s former school, Haileybury, on 6 February. Tickets are free and details can be found here.
  • Alain Resnais’s final film, an adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn’s play Life Of Riley, is to be released into UK cinemas on 6 March 2015. Click here for details.
  • Alan Ayckbourn is once again featured in The Stage 100; the newspaper’s annual list of the most influential people in UK theatre over the past 12 months.
  • Alan Ayckbourn was the subject of the 2014 Christmas Day Front Row special with Kirsty Lang interviewing the playwright. It is available on BBC iPlayer here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn’s play Arrivals & Departures has been listed in Time magazine’s Top Ten Shows of 2014. click here to read.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's latest play Roundelay will be touring in 2015. Venues confirmed are the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, Theatre Royal Bath, Cambridge Arts Theatre and the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham (see left hand column for details).
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be reviving Confusions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2015 alongside the world premiere of his 79th play, Hero’s Welcome.
  • London Classic Theatre has announced an extensive UK tour of Alan Ayckbourn's classic play Absent Friends in spring 2015. Details can be found in the left-hand listings column on this page.
  • Paul Elsam's book on Alan Ayckbourn's mentor Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer & Provocateur is now available in softcover. Click here or here for details.
  • Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 1 - 5 are now available as ebooks on Kindle. They can be found in the Shop section.
  • Our sister-site Scarborough In The Round, celebrating the history of the theatre most associated with Alan Ayckbourn has been launched. Click here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's acclaimed book The Crafty Art Of Playmaking has been published on Kindle as an ebook. Click here for details.
  • Network's website has 20 facts about the TV adaptation of The Norman Conquests, click here.
  • Alain Resnais's film of Alan Ayckbourn's Life Of Riley has been picked up for theatrical and home-video release in the USA.
  • Actors Index listing actors who have appeared in significant Ayckbourn productions added to Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website.
  • Unseen Ayckbourn, by Simon Murgatroyd, now available at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.
  • Paul Allen's Alan Ayckbourn biography Grinning At The Edge now available as an ebook (click here).
  • The Stage picked Unseen Ayckbourn by Simon Murgatroyd as one of its theatre books of 2013. Click here.
  • Website dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn's mentor, Stephen Joseph, launched (link).

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