Ayckbourn Chronology: 1977

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Bedroom Farce marks the first Ayckbourn play to be produced at the National Theatre and the first play to be directed by Alan in London.

> Becomes Chair of the Drama Panel of the Yorkshire Arts Association.

> The first mention in the media of the publishers Samuel French reporting at least one Ayckbourn plays is being performed somewhere in the world every 24 hours.

> Receives the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy with
Just Between Ourselves.

World premieres
Ten Times Table; The Jubilee Show

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Dear Liar; Fallen Angels; Sleuth; Pygmalion; The Rehearsal; A Man For All Seasons
Playtext: Confusions
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: Countdown (Mixed Doubles)
Publisher: Samuel French

Collection: Three Plays
Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Collection: The Norman Conquests
Publication: Penguin

Television: The Norman Conquests
Broadcast: ITV, 5 October

Radio: Absent Friends
Broadcast: BBC World Service, date unknown

Radio: Absurd Person Singular
Broadcast: BBC Radio, 5 March

Documentary: Northerners
Broadcast: ITV, 26 September
World Premiere: Ten Times Table
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: The Jubilee Show
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Grey Play (unpublished / not
available for production)
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

London Premiere: Bedroom Farce
Directors: Alan Ayckbourn / Peter Hall
Venue: National Theatre, London

London Premiere: Just Between Ourselves
Director: Alan Strachan
Venue: Queen's Theatre, London

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