Ayckbourn Chronology: 1989

Notable Events

Celebrates his 50th birthday by writing & directing the two part play The Revengers' Comedies at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough.

The first film adaptation of an Ayckbourn play is released. A Chorus of Disapproval is directed by Michael Winner and stars Jeremy Irons and Anthony Hopkins. The title of the film broadly reflects the critical reaction to the adaptation of the acclaimed play.

Receives the Evening Standard Award For Best Comedy for Henceforward...

Interviewed live via satellite link between Scarborough and London for the Wogan show; this was the first such link on what was then the most popular talk-show on British television.

Methuen publishes Malcom Page's File On Ayckbourn.

Faber publishes Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays and Samuel French publishes the revue Me, Myself & I.

World premieres

Invisible Friends; The Revengers' Comedies; The Inside Outside Slide Show; Wolf At The Door

Notable Productions

World Premiere: The Revengers' Comedies
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Invisible Friends
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: The Inside Outside Slide Show
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: One act play for children
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Wolf At The Door
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Adaptation
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

Revival: Absurd Person Singular
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

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