Ayckbourn Chronology: 2015

Notable Events

Writes The Divide - an epic post catastrophic love story recounted through diary entries, correspondence, transcripts and reportage. It is intended as either a book or a narrative for voices and in its first read-through runs to eight hours.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary since its creation in 1955 by Stephen Joseph. Amongst the celebration events is a gala semi-staged reading of The Divide. Despite the original work having been reduced by a third in length, the gala event runs for eight hours.

Alan Ayckbourn’s break-out play Relatively Speaking celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Chichester Festival Theatre revives Way Upstream with the most ambitious staging of the canal-based play yet produced; the cabin cruiser is built on a robotic arm for its movement.

The Menier Chocolate Factory, London, revives Communicating Doors.

Bloomsbury published a new edition of Confusions to concede with Alan Ayckbourn's revival of the play at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Alain Resanis's film adaptation of Life Of Riley is released on blu-ray / DVD in the UK by Eureka.

World premieres

Hero’s Welcome; The Divide (narrative for voices)

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Hero’s Welcome
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

World Premiere (reading): The Divide
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

London Revival: Communicating Doors
Director: Lindsay Posner
Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory

Tour: Roundelay
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

Tour: Absent Friends
Director: Michael Cabot
Producer: London Classic Theatre

Revival: Confusions
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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