Ayckbourn Chronology: 1967

Notable Events

Stephen Joseph, theatre pioneer and Alan Ayckbourn's mentor and inspiration, dies of cancer on 5 October.

The Library Theatre, Scarborough, reopens as a professional producing venue as a result of the Town Council offering financial support.

Premieres his latest play, The Sparrow, at the Library Theatre, Scarborough. This marks the first time Alan Ayckbourn will direct the world premiere of one of his own plays in Scarborough. All subsequent world premieres of his work are directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

Relatively Speaking opens at the Duke Of York's Theatre, London, and is Alan's first West End hit.

Relatively Speaking becomes the first Ayckbourn play to be seen on television when a 50 minute extract from the West End production is broadcast on BBC1.

Nominated for the Italia Prize for his radio production of Don Haworth's There's No Point In Arguing The Toss for BBC Radio.

World premieres

The Sparrow

Notable Productions

World Premiere: The Sparrow
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

London Premiere: Relatively Speaking
Director: Robin Midgley
Venue: Duke Of York's Theatre, London

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