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Alan Ayckbourn

As Battery Sergeant-Major Williams in David Croft and Jimmy Perry’s It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies’ booming voice could be heard – “even...

Comedy doyenne June Whitfield was a stage actor of considerable promise before finding fame working alongside a veritable who’s who of British comedy talent...

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...
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