Family Circles: Frequently Asked Questions

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd's answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn's Family Circles. 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.

Is it possible to read any of the earlier versions of Family Circles - such as The Story So Far… or Me Times Me Times Me?
A single copy each of The Story So Far…, Me Times Me Times Me and Me Times Me are held in the Alan Ayckbourn in the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York. They are available to read and research onsite.

Is it possible to produce any of the earlier versions of Family Circles?
No - although manuscripts for these earlier itineration of the play, these have been withdrawn from production by the author. Also Alan Ayckbourn considers
Family Circles to be the definitive version of the play and has always been unhappy with the previous itineration of the play.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.

The Family Circles section of this website is dedicated to Michael T. Mooney for his support
of the site and the donation of The Michael T. Mooney Archive to the Ayckbourn Archive.