Ayckbourn Chronology: 1975

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Breaks record for having the most plays running in the West End simultaneously with five plays (The Norman Conquests trilogy, Absurd Person Singular & Absent Friends).

> Listed in
Who's Who and the Encyclopaedia Britannica for the first time.

> Collaborates with Andrew Lloyd Webber on his first musical, resulting in the major West End flop
Jeeves, which closes after just a month.

> Chatto & Windus publish
The Norman Conquests, the first mass market publication of an Ayckbourn play.

World premieres
Jeeves; Bedroom Farce; Dracula

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Angels In Love; An Englishman's Home; The Chimes
Playtext: Absent Friends
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: Living Together
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: Table Manners
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: Round And Round The Garden
Publisher: Samuel French

Collection: The Norman Conquests
Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Radio: Relatively Speaking
Broadcast: BBC Radio, 25 June

Original Cast Recording: Jeeves
Publisher: MCA

Documentary: Summer Interview
Broadcast: BBC1, 26 August

Documentary: Calendar People
Broadcast: ITV, 28 January
World Premiere: Bedroom Farce
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: Jeeves
Director: Eric Thompson
Venue: Her Majesty's Theatre, London

World Premiere: Dracula
Director: Bob Eaton
Description: Grey Play (unpublished / not available to produce)
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

London Premiere: Absent Friends
Director: Eric Thompson
Venue: Garrick Theatre, London

New York Premiere: The Norman Conquests
Director: Eric Thompson
Venue: Morosco Theater, New York

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