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Ayckbourn, Philip

Philip Ayckbourn


Philip trained for three years as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) graduating in 1995. He went on to co-found, produce, direct and act in plays for London’s Shakespeare in the Park, which staged many of the bard’s plays in outdoor settings. There Philip and others contended with the vagaries of the British weather, stray dogs, vocal vagrants and passing aircraft.

In 1998, he co-founded Quorum Theatre Company, an international touring theatre company, for which Philip wrote and directed many of his own one act plays, of which ‘A Plan of Action’ is published by Samuel French.

Since returning to the UK Philip has written, directed and toured his full length plays more locally. In 2011 Philip (and Kristina Anne Howell) were commissioned by the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch to co-write ‘Virtually Just So’, a modern telling of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So Stories’, for the Queen’s youth theatre.

Since 2015 Philip has been based in Lewes, East Sussex. He has staged his most recent writing at the Lewes Little Theatre which he feels is an excellent space to air his work before it travels to venues further afield. Alongside playwriting Philip has been known to pen the odd musical. The first a collaboration on the Oedipus story and the second a solo venture on Vincent Van Gogh. He also runs the occasional playwriting course, formerly at The Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch and latterly in Lewes.

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