Ayckbourn Chronology: 1959

Notable Events

Premiere of first professionally produced play, The Square Cat, at the Library Theatre, Scarborough on 30 July. This was written under the pseudonym Roland Allen.

Plays Stanley in Harold Pinter's self-directed second production of The Caretaker, which has a short tour with Studio Theatre Ltd.

Marries the actress Christine Roland at Chelsea Old Church on 9 May.

Birth of first son, Steven.

Called up for his National Service assessment, scoring 1/100; a ploy to avoid National Service flawed only by the fact his academic record was outstanding! He would be called for National Service in 1960.

World premieres

The Square Cat; Love After All

Professional acting

The Birthday Party; Bell, Book And Candle; Easter; The Square Cat; Frankenstein

Notable Productions

World Premiere: The Square Cat
Director: Stephen Joseph
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: Love After All
Director: Stephen Joseph
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

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