Until 7 October (in repertory): Alan Ayckbourn's The Karaoke Theatre Company (world premiere and directed by Alan Ayckbourn) at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
Until 8 October (in repertory): Henceforward... (directed by Alan Ayckbourn) at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
Until 8 October (in repertory): Consuming Passions (world premiere and directed by Alan Ayckbourn) at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
Until 1 October: Relatively Speaking at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Until 1 October: How The Other Half Loves at Duke of York's Theatre, London.
Until 13 October: The Damsels In Distress trilogy at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
News Round Up:
> Alan Ayckbourn will be talking about his career in a Teatime Talk at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on Thursday at 4.30pm. Tickets are priced at £6 and can be obtained from www.sjt.uk.com.
> There's just two weeks left now to catch Alan Ayckbourn's three productions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, which come to a close on 8 October. Currently you can see the playwright's new world, Consuming Passions and The Karaoke Theatre Company in repertory with a revival of his classic 1987 play, Henceforward.... All three plays are directed by Alan Ayckbourn and further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
> Alan Ayckbourn's revival of his classic 1987 play Henceforward... is now running in repertory at the Stephen Joseph Theatre with his plays The Karaoke Theatre Company and Consuming Passions until 8 October. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
> Alan Strachan's acclaimed West End revival of Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves, closes at the Duke Of York's Theatre on 1 October. Further details can be found here.
Sponsoring A Play On Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website
If you have a favourite Ayckbourn play, there's opportunity to be associated with it via Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website. Every Play on the site is open to sponsorship for a nominal fee - to help with the costs of running the website and domain costs - and which gives the sponsor (individuals only, not businesses) a credit on every page relating to the specific play. You can find out more about sponsoring a play and which plays are still available by clicking here.
Event Of The Week
A weekly feature highlights an event in Alan Ayckbourn's life pertinent to the week in question.
Season's Greetings: in 1990, twenty-nine years after he made his professional directing debut, Alan Ayckbourn directed his first production of a Shakespeare play with Othello. The production took place at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and featured a spectacular cast which included Michael Gambon, Ken Stott, Claire Skinner and Elizabeth Bell amongst others. Sadly, the production itself could not be termed a great success with the text heavily edited by the director and reviews generally tepid. It marked the first and last time, Alan Ayckbourn would approach the works of Shakespeare.