Alan Ayckbourn Publications: Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains responses to frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn's plays and publications. If you have a question not covered by this page, please contact the website administrator via the Contact Us page.

Is an Ayckbourn play in print?
The majority of Alan Ayckbourn's plays have been published. If the play has ever been published by Samuel French as an acting edition (the vast majority of Ayckbourn published plays), it is in print and available to buy from the Samuel French shop on the Concord Theatricals website. A full list of published Ayckbourn plays can be found here.

Where can I buy plays by and publications about Alan Ayckbourn?
The complete collection of Alan Ayckbourn's published plays can be found through the Concord Theatricals / Samuel French website shop. You can also support the website through the Ayckbourn Store which offers all the published plays and other publications via Amazon.

Which Ayckbourn plays are available as ebooks?
A complete list of Ayckbourn plays published in digital format can be found on this page.

Why can't I buy Samuel French published playtexts as ebooks?
You can buy a selection of Samuel French's playtexts in a digital format. However, they are only available to buy and read through Samuel French's Abbott reading app and are not available as non-app specific ebooks or pdf documents which can be read on decides such as Kindle or Nook.

Can I rent Alan Ayckbourn's plays (digital editions)?
No, it's currently not possible to rent scripts for Alan Ayckbourn's plays.

Why haven't certain Ayckbourn plays been published?
Generally speaking, the only Ayckbourn plays which have not been published are those which the playwright has withdrawn and which are not available for production and which he has no intention of allowing to be published. Of the remaining unpublished plays, most are intended to be published at some point in the future. A full list if unpublished and possible publications can be found here.

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