Ayckbourn Chronology: 2005

Notable Events

World premiere of Improbable Fiction, written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Private Fears In Public Places tours to the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York; this marks the first time Alan has directed his own company in New York. It receives a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director (Alan Ayckbourn).

Receives the Yorkshire Awards Arts And Entertainments Personality.

During the Stephen Joseph Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations, the week long Fifty Years New event ends with the first and last performance of Alan's one act Untitled Farce, written specially for the occasion.

Absurd Person Singular revived in Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre.

The 1977 television adaptation of The Norman Conquests is released on DVD in the UK for the first time.

The collection Alan Ayckbourn - Plays 3 published by Faber & Faber.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre publishes A Round 50 by Simon Murgatroyd to mark the company's 50th anniversary.

World premieres

Improbable Fiction; The Girl Who Lost Her Voice; Untitled Farce

Notable Productions

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

World Premiere: The Girl Who Lost Her Voice
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

World Premiere: Untitled Farce
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: Grey Play (unpublished / not available to produce)
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

London Premiere: Private Fears In Public Places
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

New York Premiere: Private Fears In Public Places
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters, New York

New York Revival: Absurd Person Singular
Director: John Tillinger
Venue: Biltmore Theatre, New York

Revival: The Champion Of Paribanou
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Time And Time Again
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tour: Drowning On Dry Land
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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