Alan Ayckbourn: Interviews

This section of the website contains various interviews with Alan Ayckbourn including the extensive Alan Yentob interview with the playwright for the 2011 BBC Imagine programme.
The right hand-column will eventually include a significant published interview with the playwright for every year since 1969.
Click on an interview / article title below to visit the relevant page.

Selected Annual Interviews
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1969: Radio Times (Brian Finch)
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1970: The Guardian (Robin Thornber)
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1971: Financial Times (Michael Wale)
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1972: Plays & Players (Joan Buck)
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1973: The Sunday Times (Philip Oakes)
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1974: The New York Times
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1975: Vogue
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1976: Sunday Times Magazine (Russell Miller)
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1977: The Observer (John Heilpern)
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1978: Municipal Entertainment (Ian Watson)
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1979: The Observer (Janet Watts)
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1980: Student (Pauline Young)
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1981: Scarborough Evening News (Louise Brindley)
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1982: Woman & Home (June Hulbert)
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1983: The Daily Telegraph (John Barber)
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1984: Yorkshire Post (Michael Hickling)
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1985: Irish Times (Carolyn Swift)
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1986: The Observer (Steve Grant)
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1987: Plays International (Peter Roberts)
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1988: Lighting & Sound International (John Offord)
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1988: The Guardian (Michael Billington)
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1989: International Herald Tribune (Benedict Nightingale)
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1990: Plays & Players (Vera Lustig)
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1991: The Independent (Sarah Hemming)
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1991: Writers News (Judith Superman)
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1992: Oxford Today (Graham Topping)
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1993: The Haileyburian (Cris Campbell)
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1994: Stagebill (Tim Sheridan)
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1995: The Independent On Sunday (Robert Butler)
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1996: Country Living (Martin Wainwright)
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1997: The Observer (Michael Coveney)
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1998: The Daily Telegraph (Charles Spencer)
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1999: The Sunday Times (Bryan Appelyard)
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2000: The Sunday Times (Ann McFerran)
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2001: Playbill Online (David Lefkowitz)
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2002: The Daily Telegraph (Gyles Brandreth)
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2003: The Independent (Paul Taylor)
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2004: Ink (Fiona Kelcher)
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2005: The Stage (Kevin Berry)
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2006: The Times (Judy Meewezen)
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2006: The Sunday Telegraph (Alan Strachan)
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2007: The Guardian (Stuart Jeffries)
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2008: Time (Richard Zoglin)
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2009: Time Out (David Cote)
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2010: The Times (Valerie Grove)
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2011: The Guardian (Andrew Purcell)
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2012: BBC Radio Leeds (Liz Green)
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2013: Crosscut (Thomas May)
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2014: The Times (Benedict Nightingale)
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2015: Website (Simon Murgatroyd)
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2016: 59E59 Platform Talk (Howard Sherman)

All the interviews within this section are copyright of Alan Ayckbourn, Simon Murgatroyd or the respective author. Please do not reproduce any of these articles without the permission of the copyright holder.