What's On

Until 26 September (in repertory)
Confusions *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Until 13 September
SJT At 60 exhibition
Scarborough Art Gallery

Until 17 October
(in repertory)
Improbable Fiction
Pitlochry Festival Theatre

24 - 29 August
The Norman Conquests (amateur)
The Space @ Venue 45, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

26 - 29 August
Absent Friends
Dundee Repertory Theatre

1 - 2 September
Absent Friends
Gala Theatre, Durham

3 - 5 September
Absent Friends
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

3 - 5 September
Season’s Greetings (amateur)
Brooke Priory School Theatre, Oakham

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

8 - 9 September
Absent Friends
Towngate Theatre, Basildon

10 September
An Actress Remembers
(Talk with Heather Stoney)
Scarborough Art Gallery

10 - 12 September
Absent Friends
Millfield Arts Centre, Edmonton

10 - 12 September
By Jeeves (amateur)
Cooper Hall, Frome

15 - 16 September
Absent Friends
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

17 - 20 September
Season’s Greetings (amateur)
Summerheath Hall, Hailsham, East Sussex

17 - 19 September
Absent Friends
White Rock Theatre, Hastings

21 - 26 September
Absent Friends
Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

23 - 26 September
Henceforward… (amateur)
Codsall Village Hall, Codsall, Wolverhampton

27 September
The Divide: A narrative for voices (world premiere) *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

28 Sept - 3 October
Absent Friends
Everyman, Cork

6 - 24 October
Confusions * / Hero’s Welcome * (in repertory)
The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

6 - 10 October
Absent Friends
Windsor Theatre Royal

13 - 14 October
Absent Friends
South Hill Park, Bracknell

15 - 17 October
Absent Friends
Norwich Playhouse

19 - 21 October
Absent Friends
Princess Theatre, Torquay

23 - 24 October
Absent Friends
Queen's Hall, Hexham

27 - 31 October
Absent Friends
Swansea Grand Theatre

3 - 14 November
Confusions * / Hero’s Welcome * (in repertory)
The Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere

3 - 4 November
Absent Friends
Grove Theatre, Dunstable

5 - 7 November
Absent Friends
Beck Theatre, Hayes

9 - 14 November
Absent Friends
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

16 - 18 November
Absent Friends
Royal Spa, Leamington Spa

19 - 21 November
Absent Friends
Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare

13 - 23 January 2016
Confusions * / Hero’s Welcome * (in repertory)
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

* Directed by Alan Ayckbourn

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News Headlines

  • The Ayckbourn blog has launched a new regular feature looking at each of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays through an object held in the Ayckbourn Archive. Click here for the first part looking at The Square Cat.
  • Alan Ayckbourn’s new play, Hero’s Welcome, and his acclaimed revival of Confusions will be touring to the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, between 6 - 24 October, the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, between 3 - 14 November and to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, between 13 - 23 January 2016.
  • London Classic Theatre is touring Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends for the second time this year. The extensive UK tour runs from 19 August - 22 November. Tour dates and venues can be found in the listings on this page or by visiting the LCT website here.
  • A unique opportunity to hear Alan Ayckbourn’s latest work is being offered by the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The Divide is an epic narrative for voices which will have a one-off professional reading at the SJT in Scarborough on 27 September 2015. Further details can be found here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn’s revival of Confusions has now opened at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. His new play Hero’s Welcome will open at the same venue on 4 September. Visit www.sjt.uk.com for details.
  • Scarborough Art Gallery will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn’s home theatre with the exhibition SJT@60. It will run from 11 July - 13 September 2015 and include several accompanying events. Click here for more details.
  • London Classic Theatre will launch a second tour of its current, well-received touring production of Absent Friends for 14 weeks from August. Further details to follow.
  • Alain Resnais’s final film, Life Of Riley - adapted from Alan Ayckbourn’s play - will be available on blu-ray / DVD in the UK from 25 May, click here for details. The film is now available on DVD and blu-ray in North America.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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