News & Events

PUBLICATION: Unseen Ayckbourn: 2022 Edition is out now, updated and with new entires - including the playwright's prodigious pandemic writing. The book looks at withdrawn, lost and unwritten plays as well as concepts, alternate version and titles as well as other ephemera from the playwright's career. It's priced at £15 and details can be found here.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Ayckbourn Podcasts My work on social media continues to expand with the launch Alan Ayckbourn Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. Initially, the podcasts will adapt the YouTube SpotLight series, but there'll also soon be exclusive content too.
EVENTS: Upcoming Talks I have several talks lined up for 2022 including an afternoon with the Inner Circle at the SJT in September and to be announced talks on the 50th anniversary of the play, Absurd Person Singular. Check out Events for more details.
PUBLICATION: World premiere articles I've been commissioned to write articles for the world premieres of Alan Ayckbourn's 2022 plays: Family Album at the SJT, Scarborough, and All Lies at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere.
SOCIAL MEDIA: The Ayckbourn YouTube Channel launched in April 2021, featuring frequently updated original content about Alan Ayckbourn, his career and plays as well as news and curated playlists. Click here to view.
PUBLICATION: Towards Ayckbournia in Germany To mark Alan Ayckbourn's 80th birthday, author Albert-Reiner Glaap and publishers Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier published the 'festschrift' Towards Ayckbournia in Germany, celebrating his popularity in Germany. I contributed A Brief History Of Alan - a personal perspective of his work and how it has altered over the years. Available from amazon.de.