Ayckbourn Chronology: 1957

Notable Events

Works at Connaught Theatre, Worthing, and with the Leatherhead Theatre Club.

Sees theatre-in-the-round for the first time with a performance of Huis Clois by Stephen Joseph's Studio Theatre Ltd at the Mahatma Gandhi Hall, London, on 14 April. This marks Alan's first encounter with the company he will be associated with for the majority of his life.

Joins Studio Theatre Ltd at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, for the summer season as an assistant stage manager and actor.

Joins Oxford Theatre for the winter season.

Between 1957 and his first professionally produced play in 1959, Alan writes a number of plays (mostly now lost) which include: The Season; Relative Values; Mind Over Murder; The Party Game. None of these plays are ever performed.

Professional acting

Flare Path; The Happiest Days Of Your Life; The Rainmaker; South Sea Bubble; She Stoops To Conquer; An Inspector Calls; The Ornamental Hermit; Under Milk Wood; Life With My Father; Mademoiselle Jaire

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