Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present: Frequently Asked Questions

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn's Men, Meals & Me If you have a question about this or any other of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, you can contact the website via the Contact Us page.

When will Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present be published?
It is expected that Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present will be published at some point during either late 2020 or during 2021.

Is Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present available to perform?
No. It is not expected that Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present will be released for either professional or amateur performance during 2020.

What music was used between scenes for Alan Ayckbourn's original production of Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present?
For the world premiere production at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, during 2019, Alan Ayckbourn used the track Canario from the album Via Crucis by Christina Pluhar and her group L'Arpeggiata. Given the complexity of the scene-changes, Alan felt it important to have an up-tempo piece of music which he hoped would help set the pace for the stage managers.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.