Ayckbourn Chronology: 1990

Notable Events

Alan directs his first production of a play by Shakespeare with Othello at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, starring Michael Gambon.

Receives the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award for Man Of The Moment.

Michael Gambon, Ken Stott, Claire Skinner and Elizabeth Bell join the Scarborough company for Othello and Taking Steps.

Michael Gambon goes on to play Douglas Beechey in the West End premiere of Man Of The Moment.

The BBC broadcasts an episode of the flagship arts programme, Omnibus - Sex P{politics & Alan Ayckbourn, dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn to coincide with the London premiere of Man Of The Moment.

Featured in the BBC documentary Arena - Peggy And Her Playwrights, looking at the life of the literary agent Margaret 'Peggy' Ramsay.

BBC Radio adapts and broadcasts Joking Apart and The Norman Conquests.

Palgrave Macmillan publishes an updated edition of Michael Billington's Alan Ayckbourn - Modern Dramatists.

Faber publishes Man Of The Moment.

World premieres

Body Language; This Is Where We Came In; Callisto 5

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

Othello; Three Men In A Boat; Abiding Passions

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Body Language
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: This Is Where We Came In
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

World Premiere: Callisto 5
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

London Premiere: Man Of The Moment
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Globe Theatre, London

London Revival: Absurd Person Singular
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Aldwych Theatre, London

Revival: Taking Steps
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

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