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During 2019, Alan Ayckbourn will celebrate both his 80th birthday and the 60th anniversary of his playwriting debut.
This section contains pertinent details such as events and resources related to the anniversaries.

Overview

Alan Ayckbourn was born on 12 April, 1939, in Hampstead.

He began his professional theatre career in 1956 and joined the Library Theatre, Scarborough (now the Stephen Joseph Theatre) in 1957. With the encouragement of his mentor and theatre pioneer, Stephen Joseph, Alan made his professional writing debut at the Library Theatre oil 30 July 1959 with The Square Cat.

As of 2019, Alan Ayckbourn has written 83 full-length plays and numerous other works during his 60 years as a professional playwright.

Productions & Events

13 April
Sir Alan Ayckbourn's 80th birthday
30 July
60th anniversary of playwriting debut
Summer TBC
Dick & Lottie anniversary event - to be announced
Summer TBC
Ayckbourn revival - to be announced *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Summer TBC
Ayckbourn world premiere - to be announced *
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
1 August - 2 November
Regional premiere of Dear Uncle
Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

* Directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Anniversary Interviews

TM - Theatre Magazine (spring 2019) *
The Dalesman (April 2019) *

* Not yet published

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