Alan Ayckbourn: Unpublished Playtexts

This page offers a guide to currently unpublished full-length plays written by Alan Ayckbourn.

Withdrawn / Unpublished Plays

These plays have been withdrawn by the playwright and will not be published.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)
The Musical Jigsaw Play (1995)
Virtual Reality (2000)

Available for production purposes only
By Jeeves (1996)

To Be Published / Under Consideration

These plays are either scheduled to be published or are under consideration for publication.

Making Tracks (1981)
May be published in the future
Callisto#7 (1999)
May be published in the future
Miss Yesterday (2004)
May be published in the future
Anno Domino (2020)
May be published in the future
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The 'Grey' plays are withdrawn and will never be published nor are they available for production.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.


All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.