Family Album: Facts

Family Album

Play Number: 87
World Premiere: 6 September 2022
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Premiere Staging: In-the-round

Published: No
Other Media: Streaming (2022)

Cast: 1 male / 4 female
Run Time: 95 minutes (without interval)
Family Album is Alan Ayckbourn's 87th play.
The play premiered on 6 September 2022 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
Family Album follows one family in three time periods: 1952, 1992 and 2022. It is the the first time the playwright has written three timelines which interweave simultaneously on stage.
The play was inspired by the BBC documentary btelevision series A House Through Time.
The play's time period of 70 years between 1952 and 1992 coincidentally mirrored that of Queen Elizabeth II, who came to the throne in 1952 and who died in September 2022, during the original run of the play.
Family Album was filmed by the SJT - only the second Ayckbourn directed production to be filmed - and was streamed from 22 October to 5 November 2022 via the theatre's website.

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