Ayckbourn Chronology: 1961

Notable Events

Directorial debut with Gaslight at the Library Theatre, Scarborough.

Fourth play Standing Room Only is his final play to be written under the pseudonym of Roland Allen (from 1964, this will also be regarded as the first play to be written as Alan Ayckbourn). The play is his first to be optioned for the West End and for television, although neither are produced.

Birth of second son, Philip.

World premieres

Standing Room Only; Love Undertaken

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

Gaslight; Two For The Seesaw; David Copperfield; The Boys And The Girls

Professional acting

Victoria Regina; Five Finger Exercise; Soldier From The Wars Returning; Little Brother, Little Sister; The Bed Life Of A Mad Boy; Standing Room Only; Stranger In The Family; The Boys And The Girls

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Standing Room Only
Director: Stephen Joseph
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: Love Undertaken
Director: Ken Boden
Description: Grey Play (unpublished / not available to produce)
Venue: St Mary's Parish House, Scarborough

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