Ayckbourn Chronology: 1987

Notable Events

Awarded CBE (Companion Of The Order Of The British Empire).

Premieres A Small Family Business at the National Theatre.

Believed to be the only writer to have ever had plays running simultaneously at the National Theatre (A Small Family Business), in the West End (Woman In Mind) and on the fringe (The Westwoods).

Directs Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge to critical acclaim at the National Theatre; Miller says it is the definitive production of the play; this production later transfers to the West End.

Directs the American premiere of Henceforward... at the Alley Theatre in Houston with George Segal as Jerome.

Ernie's Incredible Illucinations adapted for television and broadcast by BBC1.

Writes the one act sketch An Evening With PALOS for the Colin Blakely Memorial Evening.

Faber & Faber publishes Henceforward… and A Small Family Business; Samuel French publishes Relatively Speaking and Woman In Mind.

Intimate Exchanges and Confusions adapted for and broadcast on BBC Radio.
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 6 - 9 April

World premieres

A Small Family Business; Henceforward...; An Evening With PALOS

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

A View From The Bridge

Notable Productions

World Premiere: A Small Family Business
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: National Theatre, London

World Premiere: Henceforward...
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: An Evening With PALOS
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Grey Play (unpublished / not available to produce)
Venue: Lyric Theatre, London

London Premiere: Me, Myself And I
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Revue
Venue: National Theatre, London

American Premiere: Henceforward...
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Alley Theatre, Houston

Revival: Time And Time Again
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

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