Alan Ayckbourn: Publications

The Publications section of the website provides details about the published editions of Alan Ayckbourn plays as well as books about the playwright.

FAQ: Is an Ayckbourn play in print?

One of the most frequently asked questions to this website is whether a specific Ayckbourn play is in print and available. It is worth emphasising that if the play has been published by Samuel French as an acting edition (the vast majority of Ayckbourn published plays), it is in print and available to buy. Samuel French Ltd keep all of the published plays in print and available from its website If you are unsure about whether an Ayckbourn play has been published, you can find a list of unpublished plays here and a complete list of Ayckbourn plays with performance rights details here.

Where can I buy plays by and publications about Alan Ayckbourn?

The complete collection of Alan Ayckbourn's published plays are kept constantly in print by Samuel French. A complete collection of Alan's published plays can be found through the Samuel French website shop at

The Ayckbourn Store: You can help support the website by using the Ayckbourn Store which - in conjunction with Amazon - offers Alan Ayckbourn's published plays, books about the playwright, digital editions as well as his plays in other media.

All research in this section is by Simon Murgatroyd and should be credited if reproduced.