What's On


Until 27 August
A Small Family Business at the National Theatre, London

Until 26 April
Things We Do For Love
Theatre Royal, Bath

Until 27 April
Communicating Doors
Alley Theatre, Houston, USA

26 April
UK premiere of Alain Resnais's Aimer, Boire et Chanter (Life Of Riley) at the Cine Lumiere, Insitut Francais, London (click here)

28 April - 3 May
Things We Do For Love
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

1 May
Faber to release A Small Family Business in ebook format (click here)

5 - 10 May
Things We Do For Love
Cambridge Arts Theatre

12 May
In Context: A Small Family Business with Michael Billington & Mark Ravenhill at the John Lydon Education Centre (next to the Old Vic Theatre), London (click here)

13 - 17 May
Things We Do For Love
New Theatre, Cardiff

19 - 24 May
Things We Do For Love
Richmond Theatre

26 - 31 May
Things We Do For Love
New Theatre, Woking

29 May - 29 June
Arrivals & Departures, Time Of My Life and Farcicals
59E59 Theaters, New York*

1 June
Conversation With Alan Ayckbourn (12pm)
59E59 Theaters, New York

2 - 7 June
Things We Do For Love
The Lowry, Manchester

9 - 14 June
Things We Do For Love
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

12 June
NT Live screening of A Small Family Business (for venues, click here)

16 - 21 June
Things We Do For Love
Newcastle Theatre Royal

26 June
Family Values: Jack & Poppy platform at the National Theatre with Nigel Lindsay & Debra Gillett

2 - 3 July
Researching Theatre In The Round event (including in conversation session with Sir Alan Ayckbourn) at the
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (click
here)

18 July - 31 August
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (musical)*
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

4 September - 4 October
Roundelay*
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

* Directed by Alan Ayckbourn


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News Headlines

  • Aimer, Boire et Chanter, Alain Resnais's film adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn's Life Of Riley, will receive its UK premiere on 26 April at the Cine Lumiere, Insitut Francais, London. Click here for details.
  • A Researching Theatre-In-The-Round event in Scarborough (2 -3 July) has been organised by the Stephen Joseph Theatre in association with the Society Of Theatre Research. Click here for details.
  • Theatre Royal Bath's revival of Things We Do For Love opens on 16 April at Bath before a UK tour.
  • The National Theatre's revival of A Small Family Business has been confirmed as running until 27 August.
  • Exclusive interview with Alan Ayckbourn in which he discusses A Small Family Business. Part 1 here and part 2 here.
  • Actors Index listing actors who have appeared in significant Ayckbourn productions added to Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website.
  • An In Conversation event with Alan Ayckbourn is being held at the 59E59 Theaters, New York, at 12pm on 1 June as part of the Brits Off Broadway festival.
  • Critic Michael Billington and playwright Mark Ravenhill will be exploring Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business in a National Theatre In Context Event on 12 May, click here.
  • Actors Nigel Lindsay and Debra Gillett will be discussing A Small Family Business in a platform at the National Theatre on 26 June.
  • Faber has published an ebook of A Small Family Business - as well as a new edition of the softcover - to coincide with the National Theatre's revival. The ebook can be found here and the softcover here on Amazon.
  • The acclaimed French film auteur Alain Resnais - who directed three film adaptations of Alan Ayckbourn's plays - died on 1 March.
  • The world premiere production of Alan Ayckbourn's 78th play Roundelay will run at the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 4 September to 4 October, 2014. The new musical adaptation of The Boy Who Fell Into A Book will also be at the venue from 18 July - 31 August, 2014.
  • The Ayckbourn Ensemble (Arrivals & Departures, Time Of My Life and Farcicals), directed by Alan Ayckbourn, will feature in the 10th Brits Off Broadway festival at the 59E59 Theaters, New York, this summer (click here).
  • 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.
  • Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer & Provocateur by Paul Elsam now published by Paul Elsam. Click here for details.
  • 2014 marks both Alan Ayckbourn's 75th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his West End debut.
  • Website dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn's mentor, Stephen Joseph, launched (link).
  • Samuel French celebrating Alan Ayckbourn's 75th birthday and 50 years of West End productions in 2014 (link).
  • University of York launches Alan Ayckbourn Resource Pack (link).

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