Ayckbourn Chronology: 1976

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Alan moves the Scarborough company from the Library Theatre to a 'temporary' home, the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round. Although intended to be a short-term solution to finding a new home, the company will stay there for 20 years.

> New York's 45th Street is renamed Ayckbourn Alley for a day to mark the achievement of having four plays running simultaneously on Broadway (
The Norman Conquests trilogy & Absent Friends).

World premiere
Just Between Ourselves

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Cards; Stars; Mother Country; The Caretaker
Playtext: Ernie's Incredible Illucinations
Publisher: Samuel French

Television: Time And Time Again
Broadcast: ITV, 18 May

Documentary: Arena
Broadcast: BBC2, 4 February

Documentary: The Playwrights
Broadcast: ITV, 6 September
World Premiere: Just Between Ourselves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough

London Premiere: Confusions
Director: Alan Strachan
Venue: Apollo Theatre, London

Revival: Mr Whatnot
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

Tour: Absurd Person Singular
Director: Paul Eddington
Producer: Michael Codron


"I used to start with a situation and develop the characters from there, but now I do it the other way round and begin with characters. You could say I've moved away from situation comedy to character comedy."
(Yorkshire Evening Press, 16 January 1976)

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