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Alan Ayckbourn

(b. 1939) English dramatist

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Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular  

A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1972, Scarborough Pb: 1974 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Three kitchens in neighbouring houses in an English town, 1970s C: 3m, 3fHouse-proud Jane Hopcroft is cleaning her neat modern ...
John Ford

John Ford  

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(1586–after 1639),wrote all or a substantial part of 18 plays, of which seven have been lost. Between 1621 and 1625 he collaborated with Dekker and others in at least five plays including The Witch ...
John Godber

John Godber  

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(1956– )Playwright and theatre manager, born in Yorkshire, and educated at Bretton Hall College and Leeds University. His major breakthrough came with Bouncers (1983), the first version of which ...
Joking Apart

Joking Apart  

A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in 2 acts S: English garden, 1966–78 C: 4m, 7f (4 roles to be played by same actress)Richard Clarke and Anthea, a divorcee with two children, ...
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne  

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A city and port in Northumberland, and the administrative and commercial centre of north‐east England. Its urban history starts abruptly with a ‘New Castle’ begun by Robert, the Conqueror's son, in ...
Norman Conquests, The (Table Manners; Living Together; Round and Round the Garden)

Norman Conquests, The (Table Manners; Living Together; Round and Round the Garden)  

A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1973, Scarborough Pb: 1975 G: Trilogy of coms.; 2 acts each S: Dining room, sitting room, and garden of a rural Victorian English house, 1970s C: 3m, 3f(1) Table Manners. On a ...
Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking  

AT: Meet My Father A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1967, London Pb: 1968 G: Com. in 2 acts S: London bedsit, and patio of house in the country, 1960s C: 2m, 2fAlerted by mysterious phone calls, gifts of ...
Simon Gray

Simon Gray  

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(1936–2008),playwright, director, novelist, and radio and television sciptwriter, educated at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is best known for his ...

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