Ayckbourn Chronology: 1997

Notable Events

Knighted 'for services to theatre'.

Marriea 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.

BBC Radio broadcast Way Upstream.

Samuel French publish Dreams From A Summer House and Family Circles.

World premieres

Things We Do For Love.

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

Fool To Yourself; They're Playing Our Song; Near Cricket, St Thomas

Notable Productions

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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