Ayckbourn Chronology: 1974

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Named Playwright Of The Year by the Variety Club Of Great Britain.

>First - and only - screenplay broadcast,
Service Not Included, on 20 May on BBC2.

> Threatens to quit Scarborough if the town council does not support the Library Theatre.

> Receives the Evening Standard and the Play & Players Awards for Best Comedy for
The Norman Conquests.

World premieres
Confusions; Absent Friends; Service Not Included

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Albert; Black Comedy; Away From It All; The Breadwinner; But Fred Freud Is Dead; Frost At Midnight
Playtext: Absurd Person Singular
Publisher: Samuel French

Television: Service Not Included
Broadcast: BBC2, 20 May

Documentary: Alan Ayckbourn
Broadcast: BBC2, 1 September

Documentary: Aquarius
Broadcast: ITV, date unknown

Documentary: Desert Island Discs
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 2 November
World Premiere: Absent Friends
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: Confusions
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: Service Not Included
Director: Herbert Wise
Description: Screenplay
Producer: BBC

London Premiere: The Norman Conquests
Director: Eric Thompson
Venue: The Globe Theatre, London

New York Premiere: Absurd Person Singular
Director: Eric Thompson
Venue: Music Box Theater, New York

Tour: Time And Time Again
Director: Roy Patrick
Producer: Cameron Macintosh

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