Ayckbourn Chronology: 1983

Notable Events

Arts Council Cultural Trends report claims "Ayckbourn more popular than Shakespeare"; statistically and in context, the report shows he was the most watched and performed playwright in the UK in subsidised regional theatre between 1981 and 1983.

Premieres It Could Be Any One Of Us at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough; a thriller with the potential murderer randomly chosen during the performance.

Michael Billington's Modern Dramatists - Alan Ayckbourn is published.

Methuen publishes the first student edition of Confusions whilst Samuel French publishes Way Upstream.

Featured in the BBC1 documentary Backstage.

World premieres

It Could Be Any One Of Us; Incidental Music; Backnumbers

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

At The End Of The Day; Before Your Very Eyes; Thark

Notable Productions

World Premiere: It Could Be Any One Of Us
Directo
r: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Incidental Music
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Revue
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Backnumbers
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Grey Play (unpublished / not available to produce)
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

London Premiere: Making Tracks
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Greenwich Theatre, London

Tour: Time And Time Again
Director: Kim Grant
Description: Full length play
Producer: Bill Kenwright

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