What's On

* directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Until 25 February
Roundelay (amateur - Dick & Lottie)
New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, Wimbledon

Until 25 February
Henceforward… (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)
Cambridge Arts Theatre

Until 26 February
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (amateur)
Forum Studio Theatre, Chester

24 - 25 February
A Chorus Of Disapproval (amateur)
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

27 February - 4 March
Time & Time Again (amateur)
The Little Theatre, Leicester

2 - 4 March
Woman In Mind (amateur)
Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood

4 - 11 March
Confusions (amateur)
Oldbury Rep, Oldbury

7 - 11 March
Neighbourhood Watch (amateur)
OSO Arts Centre, Outer London

16 March - 6 May
Improbable Fiction
The Mill At Sonning, Reading

30 March - 1 April
Confusions (amateur)
Turret Theatre, Kirtintilloch, Glasgow

5 - 8 April
Neighbourhood Watch (amateur)
Midland Players, University of Sheffield Drama Studio

18 - 23 April
Drowning On Dry Land
New Wimbledon Studio Theatre

25 - 29 April
Private Fears In Public Places (amateur)
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

9 - 13 May
Absent Friends (amateur)
Players Theatre, Thame

10 - 13 May
Bedroom Farce (amateur)
Netherton Arts Centre, Netherton, Dudley

11 - 13 May
Neighbourhood Watch (amateur)
Moot House, Harlow

16 - 20 May
Relatively Speaking (amateur)
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

22 May
Eighty Plays On: A Talk With Alan Ayckbourn
British Library, London

22 - 27 May
Sisterly Feelings (amateur)
Bingley Little Theatre, Bingley

25 May - 1 July
House & Garden
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury

31 May - 3 June
Sisterly Feelings (amateur - Dick & Lottie)
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

31 May - 3 June
Bedroom Farce (amateur)
Chestnut Grove Theatre, Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham

3 - 10 June
Neighbourhood Watch (amateur)
Caxton Theatre, Grimsby

15 June - 12 October (in repertory)
Absurd Person Singular
Pitlochry Festival Theatre

5 - 15 July
Communicating Doors
St Edmunds Hall, Southwold

6 - 8 July
Bedroom Farce (amateur)
The Watermill, Ivybridge

13 July - 5 October
Taking Steps (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

19 July
Taking Steps post-show Q&A
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

20 - 29 July
Communicating Doors
The Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

25 - 29 July
Comic Potential (amateur)
ADC Theatre, Cambridge

30 August - 9 September
How The Other Half Loves
Theatre Royal Windsor

1 September - 7 October
A Brief History Of Women (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

6 September
A Brief History Of Women post-show Q&A
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

10 - 17 September
Inner Circle event
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

10 September
A Brief History of Plays: Part 1
Alan Ayckbourn celebrates 60 years at the SJT

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

17 September
A Brief History of Plays: Part 2
Alan Ayckbourn celebrates 60 years at the SJT

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

18 September - 28 October
The Norman Conquests
Chichester Festival Theatre

24 September
Remembering Stephen Joseph With Alan Ayckbourn & Friends
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

6 October - 4 November
By Jeeves (directed by Alan Ayckbourn)
The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere

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News Headlines

  • Alan Ayckbourn's new play will be called A Brief History of Women and will premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, from 1 September - 7 October. He will also be directing a revival of Taking Steps at the SJT from 13 July - 5 October. Visit www.sjt.uk.com for more details.
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be celebrating his 60 years with the Stephen Joseph Theatre with two special Gala events on 10 & 17 September. A Brief History of Plays will see the playwright joined by actors he has worked with in two evenings of reminiscences, anecdotes and extracts from many of his plays. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be directing a revival of his and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical By Jeeves at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, from 6 October - 4 November. You can find the launch announcement here with more details expected soon.
  • Chichester Festival Theatre will be reviving one of Alan Ayckbourn's most famous works The Norman Conquests from 18 September to 28 October. It will be directed by Blanche McIntyre and further details can be found at www.cft.org.uk.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's home theatre has announced a special eight day event from 10 - 17 September 2017. The Inner Circle Week at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, will begin and end with special gala events with the playwright celebrating his 60th anniversary with the company. There'll also be a chance to see three plays including both Alan Ayckbourn's 2017 productions as well as exclusive workshops, talks and behind the scenes events. Places are strictly limited and further details can be found here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be giving a talk entitled Eighty Plays On at the British Library on 22 May at 7pm. Tickets are available now to members of the Royal Society Of Literature. Tickets are on sale here.
  • Following its successful West End run in 2016, Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves will be touring during autumn 2016. Venues include the Theatre Royal Windsor with more to be announced soon.
  • The website is marking the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Stephen Joseph Theatre (then the Library Theatre) with a weekly, year-by-year feature on the Ayckbourn Blog.
  • Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition by Simon Murgatroyd is now available - revised and updated for 2017 - and featuring illustrations from the Ayckbourn Archive. Click here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's revival of Henceforward… is now on tour and visiting the Theatre Royal Windsor (until 18 February) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (22 - 25 February).
  • A new section has been added to Plays looking at works Alan Ayckbourn has been contributed to, click here to find out more.
  • You can now support the website by sponsoring a play, visit this page for more details.
  • Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website is delighted to announce its patronage of Dick & Lottie theatre company. Click here for details.
  • The Articles section of the website has been launched which features more than 200 articles by or about Alan Ayckbourn as well as interviews with the playwright.
  • Visit our sister-sites Scarborough In The Round - celebrating the history of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and Stephen Joseph - a website dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn's greatest influence.


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