Directors: Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn is by far the most prolific director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre with more than 200 productions directed at the Library Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round and Stephen Joseph Theatre during the past six decades. This page lists all the productions he has directed in Scarborough.

* indicates world premiere
The Library Theatre
1961
Gaslight
David Copperfield *
The Boys And The Girls *

1962
A Thief In Time *
The Caretaker

1967
The Sparrow *

1969
The Dynamic Death-Defying Leap Of Timothy Satupon The Great *
A Little Stiff Built Chap
How The Other Half Loves *

1970
Wife Swapping – Italian Style
The Shy Gasman *
The Story So Far… *

1971
Time And Time Again *

1972
Carmilla *
Absurd Person Singular *
Uncle Vanya
Tom, Dick And Harry *

1973
The Norman Conquests
- consisting of:
Fancy Meeting You *
Make Yourself At Home *
Round And Round The Garden *

1974
Absent Friends *
Black Comedy
Albert
Away From It All *
The Breadwinner
Confusions *
But Fred, Freud Is Dead
Frost At Midnight

1975
Bedroom Farce *
Angels In Love
Confusions
An Englishman’s Home *
The Chimes *

1976
Just Between Ourselves *
Comic Pictures: Cards
Comic Pictures: Stars *
Mother Country *
Stephen Joseph Theatre
1996
By Jeeves *
Wild Honey
It Could Be Any One Of Us
The Champion Of Paribanou *

1997
Things We Do For Love *
They’re Playing Our Song
Fool To Yourself *
Absent Friends
Near Cricket, St. Thomas, 1919 *

1998
Baby On Board *
Comic Potential *
Figuring Things *
Love Songs For Shopkeepers *
Later Life
A Doll’s House
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book *
Cheap And Cheerful *

1999
Haunting Julia
House *
Garden *
Knights In Plastic Armour *
Body Language
Callisto#7 *

2000
Virtual Reality *
Bedroom Farce
Whenever *

2001
GamePlan *
FlatSpin *
RolePlay *
This Is Where We Came In

2002
The Safari Party *
Snake In The Grass *
Joking Apart
The Jollies *
The Princess And The Mouse *

2003
Sugar Daddies *
Orvin: Champion Of Champions *
Way Upstream
My Sister Sadie *

2004
Drowning On Dry Land *
Miranda’s Magic Mirror *
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Private Fears In Public Places *
Miss Yesterday *

2005
Private Fears In Public Places
Improbable Fiction *
The Girl Who Lost Her Voice *
Time And Time Again
The Champion Of Paribanou

2006
If I Were You *
Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays

2007
Intimate Exchanges
Relatively Speaking
A Trip To Scarborough

2008
Snake In The Grass
Life & Beth *
Woman In Mind
Awaking Beauty *

2009
How The Other Half Loves
My Wonderful Day *

2010
Communicating Doors
Life Of Riley *

2011
Dear Uncle *
Neighbourhood Watch *

2012
Absurd Person Singular
Surprises *

2013
Time Of My Life
Arrivals & Departures *
Chloë With Love *
The Kidderminster Affair *

2014
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book *
Roundelay *

2015
Confusions
Hero’s Welcome *
The Divide *

2016
The Karaoke Theatre Company *
Consuming Passions *
Henceforward…
No Knowing *

2017
Taking Steps
A Brief History of Women *

2018
Joking Apart
Better Off Dead *

2019
Season's Greetings
Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present *
Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
1976
Mr Whatnot
The Caretaker

1977
Dear Liar
Ten Times Table *
Fallen Angels
Sleuth
The Jubilee Show *
The Rehearsal
Relatively Speaking
Pygmalion
A Man For All Seasons

1978
Joking Apart *
Rookery Nook
Men On Women On Men *
Travelling Hopefully *
Patriotic Bunting *

1979
Sisterly Feelings *
The Seagull
Saint Trixie *
Tishoo *
Double Double
Taking Steps *
The Crucible

1980
Suburban Strains *
Time And The Conways
Taking Steps
First Course *
Second Helping *
Season’s Greetings *

1981
Suburban Strains
Season’s Greetings
The Conservatory *
Me, Myself & I *
You Should See Us Now *
Way Upstream *
Making Tracks *

1982
Intimate Exchanges *
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Making Tracks
A Trip To Scarborough *

1983
Intimate Exchanges *
Incidental Music *
At The End Of The Day *
Backnumbers 1-10 *
Backnumbers 11-20 *
Before Your Very Eyes *
It Could Be Any One Of Us *
Thark

1984
The Seven Deadly Virtues *
A Chorus Of Disapproval *
The Westwoods: Her Side *
The Westwoods: His Side *
Bricks 'n' Mortar *
Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
The Dining Room
A Thousand Clowns
His Monkey Wife

1985
Boy Meets Girl *
Girl Meets Boy *
Woman in Mind *
Imaginary Lines *
Family Circles
The Brontës Of Haworth Part 1
The Brontës Of Haworth Part 2
Tons Of Money

1986
Mere Soup Songs *
Time And Time Again

1987
Time And Time Again (revival)
Henceforward… *

1988
Eden End
Henceforward… (revival)
The Haunt Of Mr Fossett *
The Parasol *
Man Of The Moment *
The Ballroom *
Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays *

1989
The Revengers’ Comedies *
The Inside Outside Slide Show *
Wolf At The Door
Invisible Friends *
Absurd Person Singular

1990
Body Language *
Three Men In A Boat *
This Is Where We Came In *
Abiding Passions
Othello
Taking Steps
Callisto 5 *

1991
Wildest Dreams *
Augustus Carp, Esq. *
The Village Fete *
Breaking Legs
My Very Own Story *
This Is Where We Came In

1992
One Over The Eight *
Time Of My Life *
Dreams From A Summer House *
My Very Own Story

1993
Table Manners
Living Together
Round And Round The Garden
Love Off The Shelf

1994
Communicating Doors *
Haunting Julia *
Two Weeks With The Queen *
Conversations With My Father
The Musical Jigsaw Play *

1995
A Word From Our Sponsor *
Betrayal
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