Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.
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|Birth:||12th April, 1939|
Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced more than seventy full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their first performance. More than 40 have subsequently been produced in the West End, at the Royal National Theatre or by the Royal Shakespeare Company since his first hit Relatively Speaking opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967. Major successes include Absurd Person Singular 1975, The Norman Conquests trilogy 1973, Bedroom Farce 1975, Just Between Ourselves 1976, A Chorus of Disapproval 1984, Woman in Mind 1985, A Small Family Business 1987, Man Of The Moment 1988, House & Garden 1999 and Private Fears in Public Places 2004. His plays have won numerous awards, including seven London Evening Standard Awards. They have been translated into over 35 languages and are performed on stage and television throughout the world. Ten of his plays have been staged on Broadway, attracting two Tony nominations, and one Tony award.
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