The Stephen Joseph Theatre: Key Plays

The Stephen Joseph Theatre has seen the world premiere of many plays since it opened in 1955 - not least the world premiere of practically all of Alan Ayckbourn's plays. However, many of the SJT's other achievements are overlooked.

This section picks a key play from each decade by writers other than Ayckbourn offering a more in-depth look at the play, the writer and other notable plays from each decade. Click on a play title to discover more about the individual plays. Each play section also offers a brief guide to other notable plays from the decade.

If you're interested in Alan Ayckbourn's plays at the SJT, visit
The Plays section of the website in which all of Alan Ayckbourn's plays are explored in depth.