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  • The full cast for Alan Ayckbourn's revival of the musical By Jeeves has been announced with Nadim Naaman playing Bertie and Bill Champion as Jeeves. By Jeeves can be seen at Then Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Windermere, from 6 October - 4 November and further details can be found here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be making his Edinburgh International Festival debut with the EIF and the Old Vic presenting the staged world premiere of his epic The Divide. The two-part piece can be seen from 8 - 20 August at the King's Theatre and further details can be found here. The Divide will then transfer to The Old Vic, London, with dates to be confirmed.
  • Dick & Lottie, the UK's only amateur company dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn's plays has announced 15 plays for 2018 and 2019 including a rehearsed reading of the playwright's fourth play Standing Room Only. More details here.
  • Alan Ayckbourn's new play A Brief History of Women will premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, from 1 September - 7 October. He will also be directing a revival of Taking Steps at the SJT from 13 July - 5 October. Visit for more details.
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be celebrating his 60 years with the Stephen Joseph Theatre with two special Gala events on 10 & 17 September. A Brief History of Plays will see the playwright joined by actors he has worked with in two evenings of reminiscences, anecdotes and extracts from many of his plays. Further details at
  • Alan Ayckbourn will be directing a revival of his and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical By Jeeves at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, from 6 October - 4 November. Further details at
  • Chichester Festival Theatre will be reviving one of Alan Ayckbourn's most famous works The Norman Conquests from 18 September to 28 October. It will be directed by Blanche McIntyre with details at
  • Following its successful West End run in 2016, Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves will be touring during autumn 2016. Directed by Alan Strachan, It will feature Mathew Cottle, Sara Crowe, Robert Daws and Caroline Langrishe. Further details here.
  • The website is marking the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Stephen Joseph Theatre (then the Library Theatre) with a weekly, year-by-year feature on the Ayckbourn Blog.
  • Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition by Simon Murgatroyd is now available - revised and updated for 2017 - and featuring illustrations from the Ayckbourn Archive. Click here.
  • You can now support the website by sponsoring a play, visit this page for more details.
  • Alan Ayckbourn’s Official Website is delighted to announce its patronage of Dick & Lottie theatre company. Click here for details.

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