Ayckbourn Chronology: 2007

Notable Events

Aannounces on 1 June, he is to step down as Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2009.

Returns to direct Intimate Exchanges, which then transfers in its entirety to the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York.

Intimate Exchanges at the Brits Off Broadway festival receives Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Actor (Bill Champion) and Outstanding Production.

Absurd Person Singular revived in the West End to critical acclaim; the first Ayckbourn play to be staged in the West End since Damsels In Distress closed in 2003.

A UK tour of Bedroom Farce, directed by Robin Herford, becomes the first major tour of an Ayckbourn play since 2003 not to have been produced by the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Alan Ayckbourn's long thought lost second play, Love After All, is discovered by the playwright's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd working in conjunction with the British Library. This restored the complete Ayckbourn play canon.

Improbable Fiction published by Samuel French.

Private Fears In Public Places and A Chorus Of Disapproval released on DVD in the UK.

Notable Productions

London Revival: Absurd Person Singular
Director: Alan Strachan
Venue: Garrick Theatre, London

New York Premiere: Intimate Exhanges
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theatre, New York

Revival: Relatively Speaking
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Intimate Exchanges
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: A Trip To Scarborough
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tour: Bedroom Farce
Director: Robin Herford
Producer: Bill Kenwright

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