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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Ayckbourn gets his talk off to a tea

Sir Alan Ayckbourn.
World-renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn is in the spotlight during a tea time talk at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre on Thursday 29 September.

The writer and director will be in conversation with broadcaster and novelist Kate Fenton at 4.30pm in the theatre’s Round auditorium. The audience will then have the opportunity to ask questions.

Ayckbourn has worked in theatre as a playwright and director for more than 50 years, rarely if ever tempted by television or film. So far, he has written more than 79 plays, many one-act plays and a large amount of work for the younger audience. His work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards.

He was artistic director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 1972 to 2009 where almost all his plays have been first staged.

Throughout this month and early October, audiences can see three Ayckbourn shows at the threatre: the world premiere of The Karaoke Theatre Company runs until 7 October, while his revival of his award-winning 1987 comedy Henceforward... runs from 8 September to 8 October and his new show Consuming Passions can be seen until 8 October.

Alan will then start rehearsals for another world premiere: No Knowing can be seen in the McCarthy from 1 to 24 December.

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