Ernie's Incredible Illucinations: Frequently Asked Questions

Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd's answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Alan Ayckbourn's Ernie's Incredible Illucinations 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 Ernie's Incredible Illucinations the most produced play by Alan Ayckbourn?
It's is difficult to out a definitive answer to any question of this nature as, simply put, we don't have the statistics or hard evidence to back any statement up. No-one has been recording the number of Ayckbourn productions, professional and amateur, nationally and internationally, since 1959. However, between 1996 and 2013, Samuel French Ltd (which licenses amateur productions of Alan's plays) reported it was the most produced Ayckbourn play of the period. To extrapolate from this and given how long it has been available combined with its popularity with schools and youth groups, it would be highly plausible to suggest Ernie's Incredible Illucinations is the most performed Ayckbourn play of all time.

Where can I obtain the television adaptation of Absurd Person Singular?
Unfortunately, the television adaptation of Ernie's Incredible Illucinations has never been released commercially nor is the playwright aware of any plans by the BBC to release it in the foreseeable future.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.