Happy 75th Birthday Sir Alan!

Posted on April 7, 2014

I have had the honour of working with Alan Ayckbourn since the 90’s so a big Happy Birthday Sir! One of my favourite design commissions  was ‘Dear Uncle’, his 75th play, the world premier of  his adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’ at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2011. Set in the Lake District  in the 30’s at every performance I saw  – and I saw quite a  few – the last act made me weep. Beautifully directed and beautifully acted, a pleasure to work with him as always.

Photo credit Tony Bartholomew.

Dear Uncle