Ayckbourn Chronology: 1939 - 1956

Notable Events

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Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn

Between 1939 and 1955, Alan Ayckbourn…

1939: was born on 12 April in Hampstead to Irene Maud Worley and Horace Ayckbourn.

1946: began attending Wisborough Lodge school.

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

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

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

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