Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present: History

Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is Alan Ayckbourn's 83rd full-length play which will premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in 2019.
Behind The Scenes
Alan Ayckbourn originally planned to premiere a play called Men, Meals & Me for summer 2019, before writing Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present for his anniversary year.
The play was written during October 2019 but was not initially intended as Alan Ayckbourn's play for 2019. During the spring of 2018, he had written the plays Men, Meals & Me which was intended to be his new play for the Stephen Joseph Theatre's 2019 summer season. However, issues with scheduling led Alan to write a play in October with a much reduced cast of four people to run in repertory with a revival of his classic work Season's Greetings.

Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present will premiere on 4 September at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, appropriately marking the playwright's 80th birthday and the 60th anniversary of his playwriting debut.

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