Ayckbourn Chronology: 1984

Notable Events

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.

A Chorus of Disapproval premieres at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough.

Peter Hall, Artistic Director of the National Theatre, asks Alan whether he would consider working as a company director at the National Theatre.

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.

Intimate Exchanges, featuring the original Scarborough cast and directed by Alan Ayckbourn, transfers to Greenwich Theatre before moving to the West End.

Featured in the The Levin Interviews on BBC2 and 60 Minutes on BBC1.

Just Between Ourselves adapted for and broadcast by BBC Radio.

Alan Ayckbourn, an academic appraisal of the playwright's work by Sidney Howard White is published.

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

Notable Productions

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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