Ayckbourn Chronology: 2016

Notable Events

Tours Hero’s Welcome and Confusions to the Brits Off Broadway festival, New York, at the 59E59 Theaters.

Awarded the Oxford Literary Festival Honorary Fellowship.

Writes his first play with improvisational elements with The Karaoke Theatre Company., premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

How The Other Half Loves has its first major West End revival since 1970 playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for six months.

Contributes lyrics to Where Is Peter Rabbit?, a musical celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere. The piece is devised by his long-time designer, Roger Glossop.

Unseen Ayckbourn: Illustrated Edition by Simon Murgatroyd is published with an updated look at lost, altered and unwritten Ayckbourn plays.

World premieres

Consuming Passions; The Karaoke Theatre Company (live entertainment); No Knowing (short play)

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Consuming Passions
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

World Premiere: The Karaoke Theatre Company

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

World Premiere: No Knowing
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

New York Premiere: Hero's Welcome
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters

New York Premiere: Confusions
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters

Tour: Hero’s Welcome
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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

Tour: Relatively Speaking
Director: Robin Herford
Producer: Bath Theatre Royal

Revival: Henceforward…
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

London Revival: How The Other Half Loves
Director: Alan Strachan
Venue: Theatre Royal Haymarket

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