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Alan Ayckbourn

While fake news isn't at the centre of Better Off Dead, it certainly swirls around the edges of this bleakly comic play. Its protagonist, writer...

The grass is always greener, so they say. But for vicar Hugh (Jamie Baughan) and his wife Louise (Louise Shuttleworth), it really is rosier...

Later this month Joking Apart, Ayckbourn’s 21st play, returns to the Stephen Joseph Theatre – 40 years after its premiere there. In September his...

A prolific and consistently imaginative lighting designer, had Mick Hughes been a painter he would have excelled in watercolours, able to evoke setting and...

Alan Ayckbourn's The Divide was not a divisive show. It was panned by pretty much every critic who saw it after opening as the...

Alan Ayckbourn's two-part play The Divide has been merged into one for its run at the Old Vic, with producers claiming additional development enabled...

This mid-1970s collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn was a notable early flop for both, closing after just 38 performances. Now Ayckbourn has...

Alan Ayckbourn's earliest theatrical trilogy The Norman Conquests premiered at Scarborough in 1973 before becoming a long-running West End success. It remains a theatrically...

At 78, Alan Ayckbourn is having another prolific year. This is his second world premiere to be presented in as many months. The Divide...
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