Ayckbourn Chronology: 2001

Notable Events

Receives the Sunday Times Award For Literary Excellence.

Directs on Broadway for the first time with a production of By Jeeves at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York.

World premiere of the Damsels In Distress trilogy (GamePlan, FlatSpin and RolePlay) at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The first authorised biography of Alan Ayckbourn, Grinning At The Edge by Paul Allen, is published.

The first Ayckbourn And The Round event is held at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

www.alanayckbourn.net is launched by Simon Murgatroyd as The Alan Ayckbourn Resource Guide.

Alan's 2000 production of Bedroom Farce is re-directed for the end-stage to tour. It becomes the first play at the Stephen Joseph Theatre to be staged in both The Round and the end-stage The McCarthy spaces.

By Jeeves adapted for television and directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

Original cast recording of the New York production of By Jeeves released.

Sweet Revenge (The Revengers' Comedies) released on DVD in North America.

The Documentaries Masterclass: Alan Ayckbourn and Ayckbourn's GamePlan are broadcast by Artsworld.

World premieres

GamePlan; FlatSpin; RolePlay (the Damsels In Distress trilogy)

Notable Productions

World Premiere: GamePlan
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: FlatSpin
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: RolePlay
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

New York Premiere: By Jeeves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Helen Hayes Theatre, New York

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

Tour: Bedroom Farce
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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