Alan Ayckbourn Plays 6 Alan Ayckbourn - Woman in Mind (December Bee) is the 32nd play by English playwright, Alan Ayckbourn. It was premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, in 1985. Despite pedestrian reviews by many critics, strong audience reaction resulted in a transfer to London's West End. The play received its London opening at the Vaudeville Theatre. Written by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Michael Abendshein. Audition Dates. Monday & Tuesday April 1 & 2, 2019 beginning at 8:00pm At the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.