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Sir Alan Ayckbourn (1939-), Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Sitter in 4 portraits
Playwright; Ayckbourn has written over 50 plays including Absurd Person Singular (1973), The Norman Conquests (1974), A Chorus of Disapproval (1984) and Man of the Moment (1988). Highly original in his manipulation of theatrical conventions, his latest pair of plays, House and Garden (1999) were performed simultaneously on adjacent stages by the same cast.

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Sir Alan Ayckbourn

by Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, 1989
NPG 6074


Sir Alan Ayckbourn

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1981
NPG x20103


Sir Alan Ayckbourn

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print, June 1975
NPG x4043


Sir Alan Ayckbourn

by Magda Segal
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x36169