Alan Ayckbourn: Unpublished Playtexts

This page offers a guide to currently unpublished full-length plays written by Alan Ayckbourn.

Withdrawn / Unpublished Plays

These plays have been withdrawn by the playwright and will not be published.

The Square Cat (1959)
Love After All (1959)
Dad's Tale (1960)
Standing Room Only (1961)
Christmas V Mastermind (1962)
The Sparrow (1967)
Jeeves (1975)
Making Tracks (1981)
The Musical Jigsaw Play (1995)
By Jeeves (1996)
Available for production purposes only
Virtual Reality (2000)

To Be Published / Under Consideration

These plays are either scheduled to be published, are under consideration or have special .

Callisto#7 (1999)
May be published in the future
Miss Yesterday (2004)
May be published in the future
Consuming Passions (2016)
To be published by Samuel French during 2020
No Knowing (2016)
To be published by Samuel French during 2020/21
A Brief History of Women (2017)
To be published by Samuel French during 2020
Better Off Dead (2018)
To be published by Samuel French during 2020
Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present (2019)
Intended to be published during 2020/21
The 'Grey' Plays
We occasionally receive enquiries about Alan Ayckbourn's 'Grey' plays and whether they are available to read, produce or be will be published.
The 'Grey' plays are withdrawn and will never be published nor are they available for production.
The majority of them are held in the Ayckbourn Archive at the Borthwick Institute at the University of York and this is the only place where they can currently be accessed for reading.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.