Ayckbourn Chronology: 1996

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Moves the Scarborough company to its first purpose-designed venue, the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

> Revives and revises the musical Jeeves as
By Jeeves with Andrew Lloyd Webber, which opens the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

>
By Jeeves transfers from Scarborough to the West End before receiving its American premiere later in the year.

> Receives TMA Regional Theatre Award for Best Musical for
By Jeeves as well as the Writers' Guild of Britain Best Play award for Communicating Doors.

World premieres
By Jeeves; The Champion of Paribanou

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Wild Honey
Playtext: Absent Friends
Publisher: Longman

Playtext: Communicating Doors
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: A Word From Our Sponsor
Publisher: Samuel French

Publication: Six Contemporary Playwrights
by Duncan Wu (Macmillan)

Publication: Celebrating 20 Years At Westwood
by Alan Ayckbourn (Stephen Joseph Theatre)

Original Cast Recording: By Jeeves (Scarborough)
Publisher: Really Useful Company

Original Cast Recording: By Jeeves (London)
Publisher: Polydor

Radio: By Jeeves
Broadcast: BBC Radio, broadcast date unknown

Radio: The Revengers' Comedies
Broadcast: BBC Radio, 1 June

Documentary: Ayckbourn's Ambition
Broadcast: BBC2, April

Documentary: The South Bank Show - The Plain Guide To Playwriting part 2
Broadcast: ITV, 28 July
World Premiere: By Jeeves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: The Champion Of Paribanou
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

London Premiere: By Jeeves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Duke Of York's Theatre, London

American Premiere: By Jeeves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Goodspeed Opera House, Connecticut

Revival: It Could Be Any One Of Us
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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