He directed Othello at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, with a cast which included Michael Gambon, Ken Stott, Claire Skinner, Elizabeth Bell and Adam Godley amongst others.
This extraordinary casting coup for the regional theatre saw the play run in repertory with Alan Ayckbourn's own play Taking Steps, featuring the same company.
The picture below was an early publicity shot for the season featuring Alan Ayckbourn and Michael Gambon launching Othello; Gambon has previously worked extensively with Ayckbourn, most recently during Alan's two years as a company director at the National Theatre.
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Further details about the proposed West End productions of Othello and Man Of The Moment can be found at Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website by clicking here.