Ayckbourn Chronology: 1997

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Knighted 'for services to theatre'.

> Marries his long-term partner Heather Stoney.

> Awarded the first (and last) Lloyds' Private Banking Playwright Of The Year.

> Named the eighth most influential person in British theatre in the annual Stage 100 listing.

> A production of
Communicating Doors in Paris is the first Ayckbourn play to receive a Moliere Award.

>
Things We Do For Love becomes the first play to run for more than 100 performances at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

> Stephen Joseph Theatre funding crisis, dubbed 'Luvvies vs Lavvies' by the media.

World premieres
Things We Do For Love.

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Fool To Yourself; They're Playing Our Song; Near Cricket, St Thomas
Playtext: Dreams From A Summer House
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: Family Circles
Publisher: Samuel French

Radio: Way Upstream
Broadcast: BBC Radio World Service, 14 June
World Premiere: Things We Do For Love
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Absent Friends
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: By Jeeves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: The Kennedy Centre, Washington

Revival: Things We Do For Love
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Palais des Beaux Arts, Belgium

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