Alan Ayckbourn: News

New Stephen Joseph Theatre section launched
Alan Ayckbourn has been associated with the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough since 1957 and it has played a crucial part in his life and theatrical career. To help provide a broader context for the playwright, the website has now added a new section concentrating on the Stephen Joseph Theatre between 1955 and Alan Ayckbourn stepping down as Artistic Director in 2009. It provides comprehensive historical details and information about the theatre with which Alan is most associated. Visit The SJT section via the links at the top of the page.

Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6
available now
The latest collection of Alan Ayckbourn's plays - including several never before published works - is now available. Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6 is published by Faber (both in softback and as a digital book) and features the previously unpublished A Brief History Of Women, Hero's Welcome and Arrivals & Departures alongside Neighbourhood Watch and Time Of My Life. It is priced at £18.99 and is available via the Ayckbourn Store.
Website: The Ayckbourn Store

Alan Ayckbourn: BBC Radio Drama Producer
A new section has been added with extensive details of Alan Ayckbourn's as a Radio Drama Producer for the BBC between 1965 to 1970 when he directed more than 100 plays for the radio. Details of this neglected area of his professional career can now be found here.

Alan Ayckbourn: Writers & Their Work Second Edition
A new edition of Michael Holt's book Alan Ayckbourn: Writers & Their Work has now been published by Liverpool University Press priced at £16.99. Michael has worked frequently with Alan Ayckbourn as designer on many productions and has also been a Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University Of Manchester.
Website: The Ayckbourn Store

Peggy To Her Playwrights published
A new book about Alan Ayckbourn's famed agent, Margaret 'Peggy' Ramsay - Peggy To Her Playwrights - has been published, which includes correspondence from Peggy to Alan Ayckbourn.
Website: The Ayckbourn Store.

Alan Ayckbourn appointed Director Emeritus of SJT
Sir Alan Ayckbourn has been appointed Director Emeritus at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, to mark his contribution to the Stephen Joseph Theatre and his achievements with the company over the past 60 years. The playwright is delighted to accept the honour.
Website: Press & Media

Dick & Lottie: Forthcoming Productions (2018 / 2019)
Dick & Lottie - the UK's only company dedicated exclusively to Alan Ayckbourn's plays - will be presenting the Damsels In Distress trilogy during 2019. GamePlan will be at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, from 22 - 26 January 2019. They will be followed by FlatSpin and RolePlay in repertory from 23 - 27 July at the LBT with all threee plays being performed on Saturday 27 July.
Website: www.dickandlottie.com

Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition now available
Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition by Simon Murgatroyd is now available - revised and updated for 2017 - and featuring illustrations from the Ayckbourn Archive. The book explores Alan Ayckbourn's unwritten, lost and withdrawn plays.
Website: Unseen Ayckbourn

Now Showing / Coming Soon

Until 17 November
Hautning Julia
Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch
20 - 24 November
Season's Greetings
Leatherhead Theatre, Leatherhead

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Site Updates

14/11: Interviews section updated
13/11:
Absent Friends articles updated
12/11:
A Brief History of Women articles updated
7/11:
The SJT section updated
6/11:
Chronology updated
5/11:
Hero's Welcome articles updated
31/10:
Haunting Julia
30/10:
People section added to The SJT
29/10:
The SJT (Stephen Joseph Theatre) section added
25/10:
Arrivals & Departures articles updated
24/10:
Neighbourhood Watch articles updated
23/10:
Time & Time Again articles updated
17/10:
Joking Apart section updated
15/10:
Way Upstream section updated

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