Ayckbourn Chronology: 2017

Notable Events

Celebrates the 60th anniversary of joining the Library Theatre (the Stephen Joseph Theatre) in 1957 with two gala events dedicated to his experiences.

His narrative for voices, The Divide, is staged as a co-production between Edinburgh International Festival & The Old Vic; the first Ayckbourn piece to have been performed at the festival. This is considered the first staged production of the piece, which then transfers to The Old Vic in London.

Revives the musical By Jeeves to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere.

Gives a talk at the British Library for the Royal Society Of Literature, 80 Plays On, discussing his career as a writer.

The 50th anniversary of West End premiere of his first London hit, Relatively Speaking.

The 50th anniversary of the death of his mentor, Stephen Joseph, is marked at the Stephen Joseph Theatre with a talk by Alan Ayckbourn and others who worked with the theatre pioneer.

World premieres

A Brief History Of Women

Notable Productions

World Premiere: A Brief History of Women
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

World Premiere (staged): The Divide
Director: Annabel Bolton
Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

London Premiere: The Divide
Director: Annabel Bolton
Venue: The Old Vic

Tour: Henceforward…
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

Tour: How The Other Half Loves
Director: Alan Strachan
Producer: Bill Kenwright

Revival: Taking Steps
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

Revival: By Jeeves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere

Revival: The Norman Conquests
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre


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