Ayckbourn Chronology: 2002

Notable Events

Directs the world premiere of The Safari Party by Tim Firth; this will be the final non-Ayckbourn play he will direct at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

His first book The Crafty Art Of Playmaking is published by Faber & Faber.

Writes his first play specifically aimed at a pre-school audience with The Princess And The Mouse.

Damsels In Distress transfers into the West End with the original Scarborough company.

Made a member of the Theatre Of Comedy Company.

Endorses www.alanayckbourn.net as his official website.

The Pocket Guide To Alan Ayckbourn's Plays by Paul Allen published by Faber & Faber.

The biography Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning At The Edge by Paul Allen published by Methuen in softcover.

By Jeeves released on DVD in the UK.

New York premiere of House & Garden at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Bedroom Farce revived in the West End, directed by Loveday Ingram; the production re-ignites serious misgivings about the West End productions of his plays.

Damsels In Distress, The Jollies and Whenever published by Faber & Faber. Body Language published by Samuel French.

World premieres

Snake In The Grass; The Jollies; The Princess And The Mouse

Plays directed (non-Ayckbourn)

The Safari Party

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Snake In The Grass
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

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

World Premiere: The Princess And The Mouse
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Play for children
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

London Premiere: Damsels In Distress
(GamePlan, FlatSpin & RolePlay)
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Duchess Theatre, London

London Revival: Bedroom Farce
Director: Loveday Ingram
Venue: Aldwych Theatre, London

New York Premiere: House & Garden
Director: John Tillinger
Venue: Manhattan Theatre Club

Revival: Joking Apart
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tour: Damsels In Distress
(GamePlan, FlatSpin & RolePlay)
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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