Ayckbourn Chronology: 1991

Notable Events

Alan's agent Margaret Ramsay, better known as Peggy, dies on 4 September. She became Alan's first agent in 1961. Tom Erhardt takes over as Alan's agent.

The Sunday Times names Alan Ayckbourn as one of the '1,000 Makers Of The 20th Century'.

The producer Michael Codron stages the two part The Revengers' Comedies in London's West End after Alan declines to shorten the plays for the National Theatre.

Invisible Friends opens at the National Theatre, the first of the 'family plays' to open in the West End.

Taking Steps receives its New York premiere in an acclaimed in-the-round production directed by Alan Strachan.

Manhattan Theatre Club stages the New York premiere of Absent Friends with Brenda Blethyn as Diana and - in her first major stage role - Gillian Anderson as Evelyn.

At the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, the first revival of an Ayckbourn play not directed by the playwright himself sees Malcom Hebden tackle Confusions.

The academic exploration of Alan Ayckbourn's work Alan Ayckbourn - A Casebook by Bernard F Dukore is published.

Faber & Faber publish Invisible Friends and The Revengers' Comedies. Samuel French publish A Cut In The Rates and Man Of The Moment.

World premieres

Wildest Dreams; My Very Own Story

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

Breaking Legs; Augustus Carp Esq.; The Village Fete

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Wildest Dreams
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round,
Scarborough

World Premiere: My Very Own Story
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round,
Scarborough

London Premiere: Invisible Friends
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: National Theatre, London

London Premiere: The Revengers'
Comedies

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Strand Theatre, London

New York Premiere: Taking Steps
Director: Alan Strachan
Venue: Circle In The Square, New York

New York Premiere: Absent Friends
Director: Lynne Meadow
Venue: Manhattan Theatre Club

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

Revival: Confusions
Director: Malcolm Hebden
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough

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