Press Release: Alan Ayckbourn In Conversation At The British Library
Eighty Plays OnAlan Ayckbourn in conversation with Peter Kemp at the British Library on Monday 22 May.
Eighty Plays On
Alan Ayckbourn will be celebrating his almost six decades as a playwright with an event at the British Library organised by the Royal Society of Literature.
Alan Ayckbourn has been a playwright for 58 years, and to date has written 81 plays, including Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular and The Norman Conquests. His latest, A Brief History Of Women, opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, this summer. In 1997 he was knighted for services to theatre, and he has won numerous awards.
With Peter Kemp, Chief Fiction Reviewer for The Sunday Times, Alan Ayckbourn will explore the way his work combines comedy with underlying seriousness, using humour to treat themes such as emotional inhibition, isolation, failures of communication and tension within families. Eighty Plays On will also offer the chance to hear about influences on his writing, his working routines and his ongoing fascination with technical experimentation.
Eighty Plays On will take place in the Knowledge Centre at the British Library from 7pm to 8.30pm on Monday 22 May 2017. Tickets are available from the British Library website and priced at £12 (concessions available). They can be booked via this link.
The Royal Society of Literature is grateful to Richard and Jenny Davenport-Hines for sponsoring this event in memory of their son Cosmo.
Eighty Plays On with Alan Ayckbourn and Peter Kemp
Monday 22nd May from 7pm - 8.30pm
The Knowledge Centre at the British Library
96 Euston Road
Posted on 11 January 2017.