Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website

Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website was created in 2002 by Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd. The website is the single most comprehensive resource dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn on the internet. The aim of the website is to provide a free, reliable and accurate resource dedicated to the entirety of Alan Ayckbourn's life in theatre emphasising his careers in playwriting and directing.

The website currently encompasses approximately 3,500 pages with material drawn from The Ayckbourn Archive at the University Of York, The Bob Watson Archive at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, private collections as well as original research. It is split into a number of major sections with each of these having various sub-sections. Details of the sections and subsections can be found below and further information.
  • News / What's On: The News pages offers the latest Ayckbourn related news as well as links to the Ayckbourn News Blog and Twitter page as well as all the latest a guide to forthcoming Ayckbourn events and productions.
  • Biography: Biographical details about Alan Ayckbourn as well as year-by-year chronology, awards, guides to his acting and directing careers, Ayckbourn FAQs as well as sections on his careers at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, National Theatre and the BBC.
  • Encyclopedia: A comprehensive at-a-glance guide to Alan Ayckbourn's career, plays, publications, media adaptations and key figures with links to more in-depth coverage on the website.
  • Plays: The heart of the website includes an extensive subsection for every play written by Alan Ayckbourn as well as a guide to premieres, availability and performance rights.
  • Publications: A guide to publications by and about Alan Ayckbourn including a comprehensive guide to published play-texts, books about Alan Ayckbourn as well as unpublished play details.
  • Film, TV & Radio: A comprehensive look at Alan Ayckbourn's plays which have been adapted for TV, film and radio including availability as well as details of recordings of his musicals and a listing of major television and radio documentaries featuring Alan Ayckbourn.
  • The Shop: The Ayckbourn Shop, in conjunction with amazon.co.uk, offers links to Amazon for Alan Ayckbourn's play-texts, play collections, Ayckbourn ebooks, books about the playwright and Ayckbourn plays on DVD and CD.
  • Contact Us: Contact the website administrator and Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist with enquiries about Alan Ayckbourn and his work.
  • Search: Search the entirety of Alan Ayckbourn Official Website from the Search pages.