All Lies: Frequently Asked Questions

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn's All Lies. If you have a question about this or any other of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, you can contact the website via the Contact Us page.

What is All Lies?
All Lies is Alan Ayckbourn's 86th full-length play.

Will All Lies be performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough?
No. All Lies was initially written for and offered to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, who turned out down. As a result, it was produced by The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, and is now unlikely to be produced by the SJT.

What is the music played between the correspondence and scenes in the original production?
It is an instrumental with cello version of Michael Jackson's song Human Nature.

Will All Lies be available to produce or be published?
It is hoped that All Lies will be made available for production by late 2022. Judging by previous plays, All Lies will be published but this is unlikely to happen before 2023 at the earliest.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.