Alan Ayckbourn: Events

This page lists significant events involving or relating to Alan Ayckbourn.

Eighty Plays On: Alan Ayckbourn in conversation with Peter Kemp - SOLD OUT
22 May at 7pm at the British Library Library, London
Alan Ayckbourn has been a playwright for 58 years, and to date has written 81 plays, including Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular and The Norman Conquests. In 1997 he was knighted for 'services to theatre', and he has won numerous awards. With Peter Kemp, Chief Fiction Reviewer for The Sunday Times, he explores the way his work combines comedy with underlying seriousness, using humour to treat themes such as emotional inhibition, isolation, failures of communication and tension within families. We also hear about influences on his writing, his working routines and his ongoing fascination with technical experimentation.
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Taking Steps post-show Question & Answer
19 July following the evening's performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Alan Ayckbourn and members of his acting company will be discussing his revival of his classic farce, Taking Steps, and taking questions from the audience following the evening's performance of the play. This event is free to ticket holders for that evening's performance.

A Brief History Of Women post-show Question & Answer
5 September following the evening's performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Alan Ayckbourn and members of his acting company will be discussing his latest play, A Brief History of Women, and taking questions from the audience following the evening's performance of the play. This event is free to ticket holders for that evening's performance. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.

A Brief History Of Women post-show Question & Answer
5 September following the evening's performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Alan Ayckbourn and members of his acting company will be discussing his latest play, A Brief History of Women, and taking questions from the audience following the evening's performance of the play. This event is free to ticket holders for that evening's performance. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.

A Brief History of Plays
10 & 17 September at 7pm at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Alan Ayckbourn celebrates his 60th anniversary at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, with two Gala events chronicling his six decades with the company. He will be joined by actors from his current company as well as previous companies to present two evenings in of reminiscences, anecdotes and extracts from many oil the 77 plays to have premiered in Scarborough. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.

Inner Circle at the Stephen Joseph Theatre - SOLD OUT
10 - 17 September at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Bookended by two special gala events with Alan Ayckbourn celebrating his 60th anniversary with the company, the Inner Circle is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the theatre most associated with the playwright. You'll get the chance to see Alan Ayckbourn's new play and his revival of a classic alongside a new play by an up and coming playwright. Workshops, talks and other events will offer a chance to see up close how the Stephen Joseph Theatre works and a chance to meet the people who bring the plays to the stage and who work at the venue.
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Remembering Stephen Joseph
24 September at 5pm at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Alan Ayckbourn will be marking the 50th anniversary of the death of his most influential mentor, Stephen Joseph, with a special event on 24 September. He will be joined by people who worked with Stephen Joseph in an evening of reminiscences of the theatre pioneer who introduced professional theatre in the round to the UK and built a company on the principle of encouraging new playwriting. It will be preceded at 3pm by a talk by Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd and Stephen Joseph expert Dr Pau; Elsam about who Stephen was and his legacy. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.