All Lies: History

All Lies is Alan Ayckbourn's 86th produced full-length play and was written in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its cast size of three and simple production were designed to accommodate the restrictions and challenges many small theatres in the UK were - and still are - facing as a result of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions.

The play will premiere in the Spring of 2022 from 6 - 22 May at The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Winderemere, and will mark the first time an Ayckbourn play has not premiered in Scarborough since
A Small Family Business at the National Theatre in 1987; it is not currently planned for All Lies to transfer to Scarborough either.

Alan has a close association with the venue which is a theatre-in-the-round which replicates the design of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, Scarborough (1976 - 1996). Roger Glossop, the designer of and a director and co-trustee of The Old Laundry Theatre, has been regularly designing for Alan Ayckbourn's world and West End premieres since 1986.

Further details will be announced by The Old Laundry Theatre in early 2022 when bookings will also open.