Ayckbourn Chronology: 1982

Notable Events

Begins writing Intimate Exchanges, an epic play cycle with 16 possible permutations. It will take more than a year to write and produce in its entirety.

Tours with his Scarborough company
to the Alley Theatre, Houston, with
Absent Friends and Way Upstream, which opens without a hitch, unlike...

Way Upstream opens at the National Theatre after several delays and technical difficulties which at one point see the water tank burst, leading to the National Theatre temporarily closing.

Season's Greetings opens at the Greenwich Theatre, directed by Alan Ayckbourn; the success of which leads to a West End transfer.

Taking Steps is named as the most performed play in Germany in 1982 with 462 performances.

Samuel French publishes How The Other Half Loves and Suburban Strains.

The BBC broadcasts an edition of Omnibus dedicated to the playwright.

World premieres

Intimate Exchanges; A Trip To Scarborough

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Intimate Exchanges
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: A Trip To Scarborough
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Adaptation
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

London Premiere: Way Upstream
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: National Theatre, London

London Premiere: Season's Greetings
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Greenwich Theatre / Apollo Theatre, London

American Premiere: Way Upstream
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Alley Theatre, Houston

Revival: Making Tracks
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

Revival: Absent Friends
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Alley Theatre, Houston

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