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?
Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present will be published during 2021 by Samuel French Ltd.

Is Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present available to perform?
Any enquiries regarding professional or amateur productions of Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present should be directed to Alan Ayckbourn's agents Casarotto Ramsay.

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.