What's On


25 December @ 7.15pm
Front Row: Alan Ayckbourn Special
BBC Radio 4 (also available on BBC iPlayer from 26/12)

20 - 24 January, 2015
Absurd Person Singular (amateur)
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

21 - 31 January, 2015
Roundelay *
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

27 January - 1 February, 2015
Season’s Greetings
Rhodes Art Complex, Bishop’s Stortford

2 - 7 February, 2015
Roundelay *
Theatre Royal, Bath

9 - 14 February, 2015
Roundelay *
Cambridge Arts Theatre

24 - 28 February, 2015
Roundelay *
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

3 - 7 March, 2015
Neighbourhood Watch (amateur)
Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, Wirral

3 - 7 March, 2015
How The Other Half Loves (amateur)
The Players’ Theatre, Thame

28 April - 2 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

5 - 9 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Blackpool Grand Theatre

11 - 13 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

14 - 16 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

18 - 23 May, 2015
How The Other Half Loves (amateur)
Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

19 - 20 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

21 - 23 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Theatre Royal, Winchester

26 - 27 May, 2015
Absent Friends
King's Theatre, Southsea

28 - 30 May, 2015
Absent Friends
Connaught Theatre, Worthing

1 - 6 June, 2015
Absent Friends
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds

8 - 13 June, 2015
Absent Friends
Belgrade Theatre, Conventry

15 - 20 June, 2015
Absent Friends
Richmond Theatre

22 - 24 June, 2015
Absent Friends
Lyceum Crewe

25 - 27 June, 2015
Absent Friends
Greenwich Theatre

30 June - 1 July, 2015
Absent Friends
Theatre Royal, Margate

2 - 4 July, 2015
Absent Friends
Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells

6 - 11 July, 2015
Absent Friends
Derby Theatre

13 - 18 July, 2015
Absent Friends
Cheltenham Everyman

9 July - 26 September, 2015
Confusions *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

3 September - 3 October, 2015
Hero’s Welcome (world premiere) *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

* Directed by Alan Ayckbourn

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News Headlines

  • Alan Ayckbourn will be the subject of a Christmas Day Front Row special with Kirsty Lang interviewing the playwright. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25 December at 7.15pm. Click here for more details.
  • The Rise & Rise Of Event Cinema - a Front Row special - will feature contributions from Alan Ayckbourn on BBC Radio 4 on 29 December at 7.15pm. Click here for details.
  • 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.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's plays Woman In Mind, Communicating Doors, The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, Invisible Friends and the Damsels In Distress trilogy have now been published on Kindle as ebooks. Visit the Shop for details.
  • Network's website has 20 facts about the TV adaptation of The Norman Conquests, click here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's National Theatre platform from April 2014 now available for streaming 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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