Ayckbourn Chronology: 1985

Notable Events

Directed A Chorus Of Disapproval at the National Theatre starring Michael Gambon and Bob Peck.

Wins his first Olivier Award for A Chorus Of Disapproval (Best Comedy). The play also receives the Evening Standard and DRAMA Awards for Best Comedy.

Announces he will be taking a sabbatical from the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round for two years from 1986 to 1988 to work as a company director at the National Theatre.

Absent Friends and Absurd Person Singular are adapted for television and broadcast on BBC1.

Confusions and Season's Greetings broadcast on BBC Radio.

Intimate Exchanges published by Samuel French.

World premieres

Woman In Mind; Tons Of Money; Boy Meets Girl / Girl Meets Boy

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

The Brontes Of Haworth; Imaginary Lines; Tons Of Money

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Woman In Mind
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Tons Of Money
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Adaptation
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Boy Meets Girl / Girl Meets Boy
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Revue
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

London Premiere: A Chorus Is Disapproval
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: National Theatre, London

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