Until 29 October: Henceforward... & The Karaoke Theatre Company at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme (directed by Alan Ayckbourn).
Until 22 October: Relatively Speaking at The Lowry, Manchester.
27 - 29 October: Woman In Mind & Invisible Friends at South Hill Park, Bracknell (amateur)
News Round Up:
> Alan Ayckbourn's revival of Henceforward... and his new work The Karaoke Theatre Company are now on an in-the-round tour at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, from 11 - 29 October before Henceforward... visits the Old Laundry, Bowness-on-Winderemere, from 1 - 12 November. Further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
> Dick & Lottie, the UK's only amateur company dedicated to the work of Alan Ayckbourn, is presenting a double bill of two related plays on tour. The company is presenting Woman In Mind and Relatively Speaking at South Hill Park, Bracknell, from 27 - 29 October. Further details can be found at www.dickandlottie.com.
> The UK tour of Alan Ayckbourn's breakout work Relatively Speaking continues this week with a visit to the The Lowry in Manchester, followed by Malvern Theatres next week. It stars Robert Powell and Liza Goddard and is directed by Robin Herford.> Booking is now open for the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's No Knowing at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. This fun piece for Christmas is running from 1 - 24 December and further details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
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.
If I Were You: The world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's If I Were You took place on 17 October 2006. This marked Alan's first return to the theatre following his stroke in February the same year. That he was able to premiere a brand new show six months later was due to the fact he had finished writing the play just days prior to the stroke. He directed the body-swapping comedy at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, before it embarked on a UK tour. He would then not premiere another new play until 2008, taking almost 18 months away from writing following the stroke.