Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round: Significant Plays

The Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round operated from 1976 to 1996 and, under the Artistic Direction of Alan Ayckbourn, continued to champion Stephen Joseph's founding principles of promoting new plays and playwrights. This page lists some of the most significant productions from this period. Click on a play-title to find out more.

A complete decade-by-decade list of every play produced from 1955 can be found via
The Complete Plays page.

Note: This is a subjective choice made by Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist, Simon Murgatroyd, and is only intended to give a taste of productions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round.

Significant Plays

Mr Whatnot by Alan Ayckbourn (1976)
Westwood Coronation Day Street Party (1977)
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt (1977)
Joking Apart by Alan Ayckbourn (1978)
Men on Women on Men by Alan Ayckbourn (1978)
The Seagull by Chekhov (1979)
Sisterly Feelings by Alan Ayckbourn (1979)
Tishoo by Brian Thompson (1979)
Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn (1979)
Trailer by Paul Copley (1980)
You Should See Us Now by Peter Tinniswood (1981)
Way Upstream by Alan Ayckbourn (1981)
Twelfth Night by Shakespeare (1981)
Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn (1982)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo di Filippo (1982)
A Trip To Scarborough adap. by Alan Ayckbourn (1982)
Before Your Very Eyes by Michael Cashman (1983)
Thark by Ben Travers (1983)
A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn (1984)
The Dresser by Ronald Harwood (1984)
Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn (1985)
The Bröntes of Haworth by Kerry Gardner (1985)
Touch Wood & Whistle by Stephen Mallatratt (1986)
Serjeant Musgrave's Dance by John Arden (1986)
Henceforward… by Alan Ayckbourn (1987)
The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt (1987)
The Parasol by Frank Duane (1988)
Man of the Moment by Alan Ayckbourn (1988)
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays by Alan Ayckbourn (1988)
Wolf at the Door by Henry Becque (1989)
The Revengers' Comedies by Alan Ayckbourn (1989)
Three Men in a Boat by Blake Heathcote (1990)
Othello by Shakespeare (1990)
The Village Fête by Peter Tinniswood (1991)
A Man of Letters by Tim Firth (1991)
Rutherford & Son by Githa Sowerbye (1991)
One Over The Eight by Peter Robert Scott (1992)
Neville's Island by Tim Firth (1992)
Love Off The Shelf by Stefano Reali (1993)
Penny Blue by Vanessa Brooks (1993)
Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn (1994)
Two Weeks With The Queen by Mary Morris (1994)
White Lies by Robert Shearman (1994)
Conversations With My Father by Herb Gardner (1994)
Oleanna by David Mamet (1995)
Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy (1995)
Just Between Ourselves by Alan Ayckbourn (1996)
All research by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce the images without permission.