Ayckbourn has stroke

PLAYWRIGHT Sir Alan Ayckbourn is currently recovering in Scarborough Hospital after suffering a stroke on the left-hand side of his body.

Sir Alan, 66, said: "I hope to be back on my feet, or should I say my left leg, as soon as possible, but I know it is going to take some time.

"In the meantime I am in excellent hands and so is the Stephen Joseph Theatre."