Ayckbourn Chronology: 1999

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> A survey by the National Theatre places Alan Ayckbourn as the 14th most influential playwright of the 20th century. The Norman Conquests is also listed as one of the greatest plays of the century.

> Adapts Ostrovsky's
The Forest for the National Theatre.

> Announces he will no longer be directing plays by other authors and will concentrate on his own writing.

> Celebrates his 60th birthday by staging
House & Garden; two plays with the same cast running simultaneously in two auditoria.

> Alan's plays are included in the national curriculum for the first time.

> His mother, Irene Maud Worley (also known professionally as Mary James), dies on 26 February.

> Writes
Gizmo for the New Connections 99 festival; a play intended to be performed by young people.

World premieres
House & Garden; The Forest

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)
Knights In Plastic Armour
Playtext: Comic Potential
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Playtext: Things We Do For Love
Publisher: Samuel French

Playtext: Things We Do For Love
Publisher: Bantam

Collection: New Connections '99
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication: Alan Ayckbourn (Writers And Their Work)
by Michael Holt (Northcote Press)

Publication: A Guided Tour Through Ayckbourn Country
by Albert-Reiner Glaap (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier)

Publication: York Notes On Absent Friends
by Nicole Alper (Longman)

Publication: A Chorus Of Approval
by Jeannie Swales (Stephen Joseph Theatre)

Audiobook: The Norman Conquests
Publisher: LA Theatre Works
World Premiere: House & Garden
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: The Forest
Director: Anthony Page
Venue: National Theatre, London

London Premiere: Comic Potential
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Lyric Theatre, London

Revival: Haunting Julia
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Body Language
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Callisto#7
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tour: Haunting Julia
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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