Ayckbourn Chronology: 1984

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> A Cut In The Rates is premiered on BBC2; this is a one act play - performed live at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1983 - written and recorded for a BBC educational series on theatre and the progress of a play from page to stage.

> The first UK tour of Alan Ayckbourn's
Way Upstream takes place. Although written to be performed on a flooded stage, the tour presents the play on a dry stage with a gimbal system on the cabin cruiser to simulate movement on water.

World Premieres
A Cut In The Rates; A Chorus Of Disapproval; The Westwoods; The 7 Deadly Virtues

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Bricks 'n' Mortar; Last Of The Red Hot Lovers; The Dining Room; A Thousands Clowns; His Monkey Wife
Publication: Alan Ayckbourn
by Sidney Howard White (Twayne English Authors)

Television: A Cut In The Rates
Broadcast: BBC2, 21 January

Radio: Just Between Ourselves
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 6 February

Original Cast Recording: The 7 Deadly Virtues
Publisher: Stephen Joseph Theatre

Documentary: The Levin Interviews
Broadcast: BBC2, 1 July

Documentary: 60 Minutes
Broadcast: BBC1, 18 June
Note: Small feature on BBC News programme
World Premiere: A Chorus Of Disapproval
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: A Cut In The Rates
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: One act play
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: The 7 Deadly Virtues
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Revue
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

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

London Premiere: Intimate Exchanges
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Greenwich Theatre / Ambassador's Theatre, London

Tour: Way Upstream
Directors: Val May & Christopher Masters
Description: Full length play
Producer: Duncan Weldon

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