Alan Ayckbourn

Anno Domino

Anno Domino

★★★★☆ Perfectly Pitched:

Alan Ayckbourn has taken a play ‘off the back burner’ for audio streaming by the Stephen Joseph Theatre, where he was artistic director for many years. It has all of the hallmarks of classic Ayckbourn – razor-sharp observation, subtle skewering of preconceptions, and exploration of murky hidden depths.

May 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
New Ayckbourn gets audio stream

New Ayckbourn gets audio stream

Alan Ayckbourn to star in and direct 84th play:

Anno Domino, a “very contemporary response to the current situation” by veteran playwright Alan Ayckbourn, is to get its world premiere on an exclusive audio stream on the Stephen Joseph Theatre website.

May 17, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

★★★☆☆   Solid:

There is a pleasing solidity to the touring production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table at the King’s all week, but it suffers from a shortage of inspiration.

February 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
EGTG’s 2019 shows

EGTG’s 2019 shows

EGTG announce ambitious 2019 programme:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group has announced that it will stage four full length productions and two one-acts in 2019, as well as running a programme of improvised theatre during the year.

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ten Times Table

Ten Times Table

★★★★☆   Accomplished:

Ten Times Table, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s first production of their 75th anniversary year, displays commendable skill and attention to detail in a production that is both funny and involving.

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More
Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

★★★☆☆  Stately:
There is a comic and political bite to the Edinburgh Makars’ Neighbourhood Watch that gives it as much impact as other Alan Ayckbourn productions of twice the length and many times the budget.

August 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
The Divide Parts One and Two

The Divide Parts One and Two

★★★☆☆     Long time coming:
The official Festival’s flagship production of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide at the King’s contains multitudes.

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Improbable Fiction

Improbable Fiction

★★★★☆  Varieties of fun:
Edinburgh Theatre Arts are not the only group presenting Alan Ayckbourn this year. While other productions may be more high-profile, it is unlikely they will be much more fun than this production of Improbable Fiction at St Ninian’s.

August 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams

★★★★☆ Fascinating:
Intriguing, amusing and a little troubling, the Grads’ production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Wildest Dreams upstairs at the Assembly Roxy is extremely accomplished.

November 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

✭✭✭✩✩ Relatively successful
Slick, humorous and effective, the Edinburgh Makars’ production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking can be counted as a success even if it never quite manages to locate the darker streak that characterises his work.

August 11, 2014 | By | Reply More