Alan Ayckbourn: The Definitive Play List (1959 - Present)

This is a complete and definitive list of Alan Ayckbourn's plays and other writing to the present day.
For in-depth details on specific plays, click on the play title.
Please note: This list also includes the definitive numbering for his full-length plays as agreed by Alan Ayckbourn.

The Full Length Plays

01)…..The Square Cat (1959)
02)…..Love After All (1959)
03)…..Dad's Tale (1960)
04)…..Standing Room Only (1961)
05)…..Christmas V Mastermind (1962)
06)…..Mr Whatnot (1963)
07)…..Relatively Speaking (1965)
08)…..The Sparrow (1967)
09)…..How The Other Half Loves (1969)
10)…..Family Circles (1970)
11)
…..Time And Time Again (1971)
12)…..Absurd Person Singular (1972)
13)…..Table Manners (1973)
14)
…..Living Together (1973)
15)
…..Round And Round The Garden (1973)
16)…..Absent Friends (1974)
17)…..Confusions (1974)
18)…..Jeeves / By Jeeves (1975)
19)…..Bedroom Farce (1975)
20)…..Just Between Ourselves (1976)
21)
…..Ten Times Table (1977)
22)…..Joking Apart (1978)
23)…..Sisterly Feelings (1979)
24)…..Taking Steps (1979)
25)…..Suburban Strains (1980)
26)…..Season’s Greetings (1980)
27)…..Way Upstream (1981)
28)…..Making Tracks (1981)
29)…..Intimate Exchanges (1982)
30)
…..It Could Be Any One Of Us (1983)
31)…..A Chorus Of Disapproval (1984)
32)…..Woman In Mind (1985)
33)
…..A Small Family Business (1987)
34)
…..Henceforward... (1987)
35)
…..Man Of The Moment (1988)
36)…..Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays (1988)
37)
…..The Revengers’ Comedies (1989)
38)…..Invisible Friends (1989)
39)…..Body Language (1990)
40)…..This Is Where We Came In (1990)
41)…..Callisto 5 /.Callisto#7 (1990)

42)…..Wildest Dreams (1991)
43)…..My Very Own Story (1991)
44)…..Time Of My Life (1991)
45)…..Dreams From A Summer House (1992)
46)
…..Communicating Doors (1994)
47)…..Haunting Julia (1994)
48)…..The Musical Jigsaw Play (1994)
49)…..A Word From Our Sponsor (1995)
50)…..The Champion Of Paribanou (1996)
51)…..Things We Do For Love (1997)
52)
…..Comic Potential (1998)
53)…..The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (1998)
54)…..House (1999)
55)
…..Garden (1999)
56)…..Virtual Reality (2000)
57)…..Whenever (2000)
58)…..GamePlan (2001)
59)…..FlatSpin (2001)
60)
…..RolePlay (2001)
61)…..Snake In The Grass (2002)
62)…..The Jollies (2002)
63)…..Sugar Daddies (2003)
64)…..Orvin - Champion Of Champions (2003)
65)
…..My Sister Sadie (2003)
66)…..Drowning On Dry Land (2004)
67)…..Private Fears In Public Places (2004)
68)
…..Miss Yesterday (2004)
69)…..Improbable Fiction (2005)
70)…..If I Were You (2006)
71)…..Life & Beth (2008)
72)…..Awaking Beauty (2008)
73)…..My Wonderful Day (2009)
74)…..Life Of Riley (2010)
75)…..Neighbourhood Watch (2011)
76)…..Surprises (2012)
77)
…..Arrivals & Departures (2013)
78)…..Roundelay (2014)
79)…..Hero’s Welcome (2015)
80)…..Consuming Passions (2016)
81)…..A Brief History of Women (2017)

Other Works

2015…..The Divide (Narrative for voices)

One Act / Short Plays

Plays For Children And Young People

Adaptations (original author in parenthesis)

1982…..A Trip To Scarborough (R B Sheridan)
1985
…..Tons Of Money (Will Evans & Valentine)
1989
…..Wolf At The Door (Henry Becque)

1999…..The Forest (Ostrovsky)
2011
…..Dear Uncle (Chekhov)

Revues

1978…..Men On Women On Men (with Paul Todd)
1980
…..First Course (with Paul Todd)
1980
…..Second Helping (with Paul Todd)
1981
…..Me, Myself & I (with Paul Todd)
1983
…..Incidental Music (with Paul Todd)
1984
…..The 7 Deadly Virtues (with Paul Todd)

1984.….The Westwoods (with Paul Todd)
1985
…..Boy Meets Girl (with Paul Todd)
1985
…..Girl Meets Boy (with Paul Todd)
1986
…..Mere Soup Songs (with Paul Todd)
1998
…..Cheap And Cheerful (with Denis King)

Screenplays

Books

2002…..The Crafty Art Of Playmaking

The Grey Plays (performed but never published and not included in the canon)

1960…..Double Hitch
1961
…..Love Undertaken
1962
…..Follow The Lover
1975
…..Dracula (sketch from What The Devil!)
1977
…..The Jubilee Show

1983…..Backnumbers (with Paul Todd)
1987
…..An Evening With PALOS
1991
…..Ron & Julie
1992…..Between The Lines (by Paul Todd)
2005…..Untitled Farce

Early Writing (confirmed as written by and attributable to Alan Ayckbourn)*

1957 (circa)…..The Season
1958 (circa)
…..The Party Game

1959 (circa)…..Mind Over Murder
1959 (circa)…..Relative Values

Contributions (works with contributions from Alan Ayckbourn)

* Although manuscripts exist for these plays, they are not available nor considered part of Alan Ayckbourn's acknowledged canon - predating in all likelihood his first acknowledged and professionally produced play The Square Cat. The surviving manuscripts of these plays are held in The Ayckbourn Archive at the Borthwick Institute at the University Of York.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.