|This Is Where We Came In||Talk in the Park, A||Season's Greetings|
|My Wonderful Day||My Very Own Story||Mother Figure|
|If I Were You||Gosforth's Fête||Ernie's Incredible Illucinations|
|Drinking Companion||Confusions||By Jeeves|
|Absent Friends||Absurd Person Singular||Bedroom Farce|
|Between Mouthfuls||Body Language||Boy Who Fell Into A Book, The|
|Callisto 5||Champion of Paribanou, The||Chorus of Disapproval, A|
|Comic Potential||Communicating Doors||Countdown|
|Cut In The Rates, A||Drowning on Dry Land||Family Circles|
|Henceforward||How the Other Half Loves||Improbable Fiction|
|Intimate Exchanges: Volume I||Invisible Friends||It Could Be Any One of Us|
|Joking Apart||Jollies, The||Just Between Ourselves|
|Life and Beth||Life of Riley||Living Together|
|Man of the Moment||Mr Whatnot||Mr. A's Amazing Maze Plays|
|Neighbourhood Watch||Norman Conquests, The||Private Fears in Public Places|
|Relatively Speaking||Revengers' Comedies, The||RolePlay|
|Round and Round the Garden||Sisterly Feelings||Small Family Business, A|
|Snake in the Grass||Suburban Strains||Sugar Daddies|
|Surprises||Table Manners||Taking Steps|
|Things We Do for Love||Way Upstream||Wildest Dreams|
|Woman in Mind||Arrivals and Departures||Farcicals|
|Hero's Welcome||Roundelay||Awaking Beauty|
Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards.
Major successes include: Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and The Norman Conquests. The National Theatre recently revived his 1980 play Season’s Greetings to great acclaim and the past year alone has seen West End productions of Absent Friends and A Chorus Of Disapproval.
In 2009, he retired as artistic director of the Stephen Joseph, where almost all his plays have been and continue to be first staged. Holding the post for 37 years, he still feels that perhaps his greatest achievement was the establishment of this company’s first permanent home when the two auditoria complex fashioned from a former Odeon Cinema opened in 1996.
In recent years, he has been inducted into American Theatre’s Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics’ Circle Award for Services to the Arts and became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre.