Ayckbourn Chronology: 1939 - 1956

Notable Events

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Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn

1939: Born 12 April in Hampstead to Irene Maud Worley and Horace Ayckbourn.

1946: Begins attending Wisborough Lodge school.

1946 - 1951: Mother remarries; variously lives at Billinghurst, Wisborough Green, Horsham, Uckfield, Hayward's Heath and Lewes.

Circa 1950: Writes first play, an adaptation of the Jennings novels, whilst attending Wisborough Lodge.

1951: Receives a Barclays Bank scholarship to attend Haileybury school.

1955: Tours the Netherlands in a Haileybury production of Romeo And Juliet, in which he plays Peter.
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