Plays Directed by Alan Ayckbourn: 1996 - present

This is a list of plays directed by Alan Ayckbourn between 1996 and the present (whilst based at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Note: Premiere refers to the first night of the show, not the official opening night.
Productions with a * indicate a world premiere.
Click on a play title for more information about the production.

Play

1996
By Jeeves*
Wild Honey
By Jeeves
It Could Be Any One Of Us
By Jeeves
The Champion Of Paribanou*

1997
Things We Do For Love*
They’re Playing Our Song
Fool To Yourself*
Absent Friends
Near Cricket, St. Thomas, 1919*
By Jeeves

1998
Things We Do For Love
Baby On Board*
Comic Potential*
Figuring Things*
Love Songs For Shopkeepers*
Later Life
A Doll’s House
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book*
Cheap And Cheerful*

1999
Haunting Julia
House*
Garden*

Knights In Plastic Armour*
Body Language
Comic Potential
Callisto#7*

2000
Virtual Reality*
House & Garden
Bedroom Farce
Whenever*

2001
By Jeeves
GamePlan*
FlatSpin*
RolePlay*
By Jeeves
This Is Where We Came In

2002
The Safari Party*
Snake In The Grass*
Joking Apart
GamePlan
FlatSpin
RolePlay
The Jollies*
The Princess And The Mouse*

2003
The Safari Party
Sugar Daddies*
Orvin: Champion Of Champions*
Way Upstream
My Sister Sadie*

2004
Drowning On Dry Land*
Miranda’s Magic Mirror*
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Private Fears In Public Places*
Season's Greetings
Miss Yesterday*

2005
Private Fears In Public Places
Private Fears In Public Places
Improbable Fiction*
Private Fears In Public Places
The Girl Who Lost Her Voice*
Time And Time Again
The Champion Of Paribanou

2006
If I Were You*
Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays

2007
Intimate Exchanges
Intimate Exchanges

Relatively Speaking
A Trip To Scarborough

2008
Snake In The Grass
Life & Beth*
Woman In Mind
Awaking Beauty*

2009
Life & Beth
Woman In Mind
How The Other Half Loves
Man Of The Moment
My Wonderful Day*
My Wonderful Day


2010
My Wonderful Day
Taking Steps
Communicating Doors
Life Of Riley*

2011
Life Of Riley
Communicating Doors
Dear Uncle*
Neighbourhood Watch*
Neighbourhood Watch


2012
Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch

Absurd Person Singular
Surprises*
Surprises

Absurd Person Singular

2013
Surprises
Time Of My Life
Arrivals & Departures*
Chloë With Love (Farcicals)*
The Kidderminster Affair (Farcicals)*
Sugar Daddies

2014
Ayckbourn Ensemble
Ayckbourn Ensemble
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book
Roundelay

2015
Roundelay
Confusions
Hero’s Welcome
The Divide

2016
Confusions
Hero’s Welcome
The Karaoke Theatre Company*
Consuming Passions: Premonitions*
Consuming Passions: Repercussions*

Henceforward…
No Knowing

2017
Henceforward…
Taking Steps
A Brief History of Women

Author


Alan Ayckbourn
Anton Chekhov
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Neil Simon
Robert Shearman
Alan Ayckbourn
Nick Perry
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Mary Stewart-David
Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Fosbrook
Tim Firth
A.R. Gurney
Henrik Ibsen
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Robert Shearman
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Tim Firth
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Tim Firth
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
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Premiere


24 April
5 June
2 July
14 August
17 October
29 November


25 April
21 May
20 August
8 October
31 October
Date TBC


3 March
23 April
29 May
12 June
6 August
28 August
21 October
3 December
18 December


4 February
12 June
12 June
16 July
19 August
13 October
4 December


3 February
9 August
21 September
5 December


1 February
24 May
28 June
30 August
28 October
4 December


25 April
30 May
11 July
7 September
7 September
7 September
3 December
11 December


5 March
17 July
7 August
17 October
2 December


29 April
19 June
14 July
12 August
6 October
2 December


21 April
5 May
26 May
9 June
23 July
28 July
7 December


12 October
6 December


1 March
31 May
19 July
6 December


5 June
17 July
4 September
11 December


21 January
29 January
4 June
27 July
8 October
10 November


20 January
24 March
5 August
16 September


26 January
2 May
7 July
8 September
30 November


18 January
10 April
8 June
12 July
8 August
10 August


23 January
6 June
1 August
23 August
29 August
8 October


22 January
29 May
18 July
4 September


21 January
9 July
4 September
27 September


13 January
13 January
12 July
5 August
6 August
12 September
6 December


19 January
To be confirmed
To be confirmed

Location


Scarborough
Scarborough
London
Scarborough
Connecticut
Scarborough


Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Washington


London
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough


Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
London
Scarborough


Scarborough
London
Scarborough
Scarborough


Pittsburgh
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
New York
Scarborough


Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
London
London
London
Scarborough
Scarborough


London
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough


Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Tour
Scarborough


Scarborough
London
Scarborough
New York
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough


Scarborough
Scarborough


Scarborough
New York
Scarborough
Scarborough


Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough


Tour
London
Scarborough
Northampton
Scarborough
New York


Tour
London
Scarborough
Scarborough


Tour
Tour
Scarborough
Scarborough
New York


Tour
London
Scarborough
Scarborough
Chichester
Chichester


Tour
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
ACT, Seattle


Tour
New York
Scarborough
Scarborough


Tour
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough


Tour
Tour
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough
Scarborough


Tour
Scarborough
Scarborough

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.