Plays Directed by Alan Ayckbourn: 1976 - 1995

This is a list of plays directed by Alan Ayckbourn between 1976 and 1995 (whilst based at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round.
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

1976
Mr Whatnot
The Caretaker

1977
Dear Liar
Ten Times Table*
Bedroom Farce
Fallen Angels
Sleuth
The Jubilee Show*
The Rehearsal
Relatively Speaking
Pygmalion
A Man For All Seasons

1978
Joking Apart*
Ten Times Table
Rookery Nook
Men On Women On Men*
Travelling Hopefully*
Patriotic Bunting*

1979
Sisterly Feelings*
Joking Apart
Bedroom Farce
The Seagull
Saint Trixie*
Tishoo*
Double Double
Taking Steps*
The Crucible

1980
Suburban Strains*
Sisterly Feelings
Time And The Conways
Taking Steps
First Course*
Second Helping*
Season’s Greetings*

1981
Suburban Strains
The Conservatory*
Me*
Prologue*
Myself*
I*
Epilogue*

You Should See Us Now*
Way Upstream*
Making Tracks*

1982
Season's Greetings
Way Upstream
Absent Friends
Season's Greetings
Intimate Exchanges*
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Way Upstream
Making Tracks
A Trip To Scarborough*

1983
Intimate Exchanges*
Incidental Music*
Making Tracks
At The End Of The Day*
Backnumbers 1-10*
Backnumbers 11-20*

Before Your Very Eyes*
It Could Be Any One Of Us*
Thark

1984
The Seven Deadly Virtues*
A Chorus Of Disapproval*
The Westwoods: Her Side*
The Westwoods: His Side*

Intimate Exchanges
Bricks 'n' Mortar*
Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
The Dining Room
A Thousand Clowns
His Monkey Wife

1985
Boy Meets Girl*
Girl Meets Boy*

Woman in Mind*
Imaginary Lines*
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Family Circles
The Brontës Of Haworth Part 1
The Brontës Of Haworth Part 2
Me, Myself And I
Tons Of Money

1986
Mere Soup Songs*
Time And Time Again
Woman In Mind
Tons Of Money

1987
Mere Soup Songs
Time And Time Again
A View From The Bridge
A Small Family Business
Henceforward…*
Henceforward…

A View From The Bridge

1988
'Tis Pity She's A Whore
Eden End
Henceforward…
The Haunt Of Mr Fossett*
The Parasol*
Man Of The Moment*
The Ballroom*
Henceforward...
Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays*

1989
The Revengers’ Comedies*
The Inside Outside Slide Show*
Wolf At The Door
Invisible Friends*
Absurd Person Singular

1990
Man Of The Moment
Absurd Person Singular
Body Language*
Three Men In A Boat*
This Is Where We Came In*
Abiding Passions
Othello
Taking Steps
Callisto 5*

1991
Invisible Friends
Wildest Dreams*
Augustus Carp, Esq.*
The Village Fête*
Breaking Legs
My Very Own Story*
The Revengers' Comedies
This Is Where We Came In

1992
One Over The Eight*
Time Of My Life*
Dreams From A Summer House*
My Very Own Story

1993
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Table Manners
Living Together
Round And Round The Garden

Time Of My Life
Love Off The Shelf

1994
Communicating Doors*
Haunting Julia*
Two Weeks With The Queen*
Conversations With My Father
The Musical Jigsaw Play*
Wildest Dreams
Communicating Doors

1995
Conversations With My Father
A Word From Our Sponsor*
Communicating Doors
Betrayal

Author


Alan Ayckbourn
Harold Pinter


Jerome Kilty
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Noël Coward
Anthony Shaffer
Ayckbourn / Mervyn Watson
Anouilh
Alan Ayckbourn
George Bernard Shaw
Robert Bolt


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Ben Travers
Alan Ayckbourn
Ken Whitmore
Brian Thompson


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Anton Chekhov
Stephen Mallatratt
Brian Thompson
James Saunders
Alan Ayckbourn
Arthur Miller


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
J.B.Priestley
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Brian Thompson
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Peter Tinniswood
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Eduardo di Filippo
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Peter Tinniswood
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Cashman
Alan Ayckbourn
Ben Travers


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Cashman
Neil Simon
A.R. Gurney
Herb Gardner
Sandy Wilson


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
R.R. Oliver
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Christopher Fry
Christopher Fry
Alan Ayckbourn
Will Evans & Valentine


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Will Evans & Valentine


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Arthur Miller
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Arthur Miller


John Ford
J.B. Priestley
Alan Ayckbourn
Stephen Mallatratt
Frank Dunai (from Chekhov)
Alan Ayckbourn
Peter King
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Henry Becque
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Blake Heathcote
Alan Ayckbourn
Derrick Goodwin
William Shakespeare
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Blake Heathcote
Peter Tinniswood
Tom Dulack
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Peter Robert Scott
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Hall/Norman/Grant


Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Morris Gleitzman
Herb Gardner
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn


Herb Gardner
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn
Harold Pinter

Premiere


26 October
23 November


3 January
18 January
16 March
28 March
19 April
7 June
21 June
27 June
11 October
8 November


11 January
5 April
2 May
17 June
25 July
10 October


10 / 11 January
7 March
29 March
1 May
23 June
24 July
17 August
27 September
6 November


17 January
3 / 4 June
4 June
18 June
8 July
5 August
25 September


5 February
28 May
2 June
30 June
8 July
9 July
10 July
12 August
2 October
15 December


28 January
24 February
Date TBC
29 March
3 June
15 September
4 October
3 November
8 December


4 January
12 January
14 March
13 July
19 July
21 July
10 August
5 October
30 November


12 January
2 May
29 May
31 May
14 August
22 August
26 September
24 October
21 November
19 December


23 May
25 May
30 May
12 June
1 August
4 September
11 October
12 October
31 October
11 December


22 May
29 May
3 September
30 October


January (TBC)
7 January
12 February
21 May
30 July
4 October
3 November


25 February
2 June
8 June
14 June
6 July
10 August
14 September
21 November
30 November


5 June
22 July
27 September
22 November
20 December


14 February
15 May
16 May
5 July
4 August
8 August
26 September
28 November
12 December


13 March
1 May
30 May
5 June
26 July
10 August
16 / 17 October
27 November


8 January
15 April
20 August
2 December


4 March
21 April
28 April
12 May
3 August
15 October


27 January
13 April
3 August
19 October
1 December
14 December
Date TBC


7 March
13 April
7 August
21 August

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.