Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Patron

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn is one of England’s most prolific playwrights whose work (77 plays to date) has been translated into over 40 languages and is performed worldwide receiving many awards. His plays include Relatively Speaking, How The Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular, The Norman Conquests trilogy, Bedroom Farce, A Small Family Business and Comic Potential. As a dedicated proponent of theatre in the round, he considers one of his proudest achievements to be the creation of a permanent home for the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, of which he was Artistic Director between 1972 and 2009. The recipient of many personal awards, he is also the first British playwright to receive Oliver and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. Knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre, he is the Patron of the National Student Drama Festival, and Patron and Trustee of the International Student Playscript Competition. For further information please visit www.alanayckbourn.net