Welcome to Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website

Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright. He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and has written more than 80 plays, many of which have been produced in London's West End and New York as well as around the world. During 2019 he will celebrate both his 80th birthday and the 60th anniversary of his professional playwriting debut.

As an acclaimed director, he has worked extensively in the West End and at the National Theatre. He was the Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, from 1972 to 2009, where the majority of his work has and continues to be launched.

The website is administered by the playwright's archivist Simon Murgatroyd and offers an indispensable guide to his plays and career. At more than 3,500 pages, it is the most comprehensive and in-depth resource dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn.

"Ayckbourn is quintessentially a man of the theatre, and Simon Murgatroyd's
achievement has been to celebrate and annotate that for posterity." (The Stage)

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All material © Simon Murgatroyd / Alan Ayckbourn except where noted. Header Alan Ayckbourn portrait © Andrew Higgins. Contact the website.

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