1 - 12 November: Henceforward... at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere (directed by Alan Ayckbourn).
Until 5 November: Relatively Speaking at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
7 - 12 November: Relatively Speaking at Cambridge Arts Theatre.
News Round Up:
> Alan Ayckbourn's acclaimed revival of Henceforward... transfers to the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, for the final venue on it's in-the-round tour. The dystopian comedy can be seen from 1 - 12 November. Henceforward... will be touring end-stage venues in the New Year, starting at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, from 19 - 28 January. Further venues are to be announced and tour details can be found at www.sjt.uk.com.
> The UK tour of Alan Ayckbourn's breakout work Relatively Speaking continues this week with a visit to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, followed by the Cambridge Arts Theatre 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.
Miller Time: On 6 November 1979, Alan Ayckbourn's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible opened at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough. It marked the first time Alan had directed a Miller play and featured the largest cast yet to be seen at the three-year-old venue. Although Alan was pleased with the production, it did not compare to his most famous production of a Miller work, which also transferred from the National Theatre to the West this week in 1987. This production was A View From The Bridge, starring Michael Gambon, and it was universally acclaimed and Arthur Miller stated he considered it a definitive production of his work.