Alan Ayckbourn: West End & London Productions

This page contains basic details about the London premieres and revivals of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, click on a play title to find out more about the play. This list includes all significant London productions including the West End and major fringe productions. For a list of what are regarded as purely West End productions of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, click here.
Notes: The dates are the official opening dates (i.e. press nights) and do not include previews. Plays not available for production have been omitted from the list. Plays are listed in the order they were written.

Play Title

Premiere

Venue

Mr Whatnot
Relatively Speaking
Relatively Speaking
How The Other Half Loves
How The Other Half Loves

How The Other Half Loves
Family Circles
Time And Time Again
Absurd Person Singular
Absurd Person Singular
Absurd Person Singular
Absurd Person Singular

Table Manners
Living Together
Round And Round The Garden
The Norman Conquests
The Norman Conquests
The Norman Conquests

Absent Friends
Absent Friends

Confusions
Jeeves
By Jeeves
By Jeeves

Bedroom Farce
Bedroom Farce
Bedroom Farce
Bedroom Farce
Bedroom Farce

Just Between Ourselves
Ten Times Table
Joking Apart
Sisterly Feelings
Taking Steps
Taking Steps

Suburban Strains
Season’s Greetings
Season's Greetings
Season's Greetings
Season's Greetings

Way Upstream
Making Tracks
Intimate Exchanges
Intimate Exchanges

It Could Be Any One Of Us
A Chorus Of Disapproval
A Chorus Of Disapproval
A Chorus of Disapproval

Woman In Mind
Woman In Mind

A Small Family Business
A Small Family Business
Henceforward...
Man Of The Moment
Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays

The Revengers’ Comedies
Invisible Friends
Body Language
This Is Where We Came In
Callisto 5
Callisto#7

Wildest Dreams
My Very Own Story
Time Of My Life
Dreams From A Summer House
Communicating Doors
Communicating Doors

Haunting Julia
A Word From Our Sponsor
The Champion Of Paribanou
Things We Do For Love
Things We Do For Love

Comic Potential
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book
House
Garden

Whenever
GamePlan
FlatSpin
RolePlay
Snake In The Grass
The Jollies
Sugar Daddies
Orvin: Champion Of Champions
My Sister Sadie
Drowning On Dry Land
Private Fears In Public Places
Miss Yesterday
Improbable Fiction
If I Were You
Life & Beth
Awaking Beauty
My Wonderful Day
Life Of Riley
Neighbourhood Watch
Surprises
Arrivals & Departures
Roundelay
Hero’s Welcome
Consuming Passions
A Brief History of Women
6 August 1964
29 March 1967
16 May 2013
5 August 1970
26 November 1988
31 March 2016
24 November 1978
16 August 1972
14 July 1973
30 September 1974
15 May 1990
11 December 2007
9 May 1974
21 May 1974
6 June 1974
1 / 5 / 8 August
6 December 1975
6 October 2008
23 July 1975
9 February 2012
19 May 1976
22 April 1975
2 July 1996
1 February 2011
16 March 1977
7 November 1978
8 April 2002
1 October 2009
24 March 2010
20 April 1977
5 April 1978
7 March 1979
3 / 4 June 1980
2 September 1980
24 March 2010
5 February 1981
13 October 1980
28 January 1982
29 March 1982
8 December 2010
4 October 1982
14 March 1983
11 June 1984
14 August 1984

1 August 1985
11 June 1986
27 September 2012
3 September 1986
6 February 2009
21 May 1987
8 April 2014
21 November 1988
14 February 1990
30 September 1989
4 March 1993
16 / 17 October 1991
13 March 1991




14 December 1993

3 August 1993

7 August 1995
29 January 1996
27 May 2011


3 March 1998
26 August 1998
13 October 1999
18 July 2012
9 August 2000
9 August 2000

7 September 2002
7 September 2002
7 September 2002
9 February 2011




24 February 2011
5 May 2005







11 April 2012
New Arts Theatre
Duke Of York's Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre
Lyric Theatre
Duke Of York's Theatre
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Orange Tree Theatre
Comedy Theatre
Criterion Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre (transfer)
Whitehall Theatre
Garrick Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
Globe Theatre (transfer)
Apollo Theatre (transfer)
The Old Vic
Garrick Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre
Apollo Theatre
Her Majesty's Theatre
Duke Of York's Theatre
Landor Theatre
The Lyttelton, National Theatre
Aldywch Theatre (transfer)
Aldywch Theatre
Rose Theatre
Duke Of York's Theatre (transfer)
Queen's Theatre
Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
The Olivier, National Theatre
Lyric Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
Round House
Round House
Greenwich Theatre
Apollo Theatre (transfer)
The Lyttelton, National Theatre
The Lyttelton, National Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
Ambassador's Theatre (transfer)

The Olivier, National Theatre
Lyric Theatre (transfer)
Harold Pinter Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
The Olivier, National Theatre
The Olivier, National Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
Globe Theatre
Polka Theatre
The Cottesloe, National Theatre
Strand Theatre
The Cottesloe, National Theatre




The Pit, The Barbican

Vaudeville Theatre

Gielgud Theatre
Savoy Theatre
Riverside Studios


Gielgud Theatre
Duchess Theatre (transfer)
Lyric Theatre
Soho Theatre
The Lyttelton, National Theatre
The Olivier, National Theatre

Duchess Theatre
Duchess Theatre
Duchess Theatre
The Print Room




Jermyn Street Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre







Tricycle Theatre

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.