Ayckbourn Chronology: 2009

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Steps down as Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

> Receives the Olivier Awards Special Award.

> Inducted into the American Theater's Hall Of Fame.

> The BBC marks Alan's 70th birthday with a season of plays and documentaries on BBC Radio.

> Royal & Derngate in Northampton stages a major retrospective season
Ayckbourn At 70.

> The Old Vic's acclaimed 2008 production of
The Norman Conquests transfers to the Circle In The Square theatre, New York.

The Norman Conquests becomes the first Ayckbourn play to win a Tony Award; it also wins several other major awards.

My Wonderful Day transfers to the Brits Off Broadway festival and is nominated for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Actress (Ayesha Antoine).

> The London transfer of
Woman In Mind marks the first time Alan has directed in the West End since 2002.

World premieres
My Wonderful Day
Radio: Man Of The Moment
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 11 April

Radio: A Small Family Business
Broadcast: BBC Radio 3, 12 April

Publication: Sight Unseen
by Simon Murgatroyd (Lulu books)

Publication: Ayckbourn At 70
by Simon Murgatroyd (Royal & Derngate)

Documentary: With Great Pleasure
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 2 April

Documentary: The Strand
Broadcast: BBC World Service, 9 April

Documentary: Front Row
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 10 April

Documentary: Nightwaves - Landmarks: The Norman Conquests
Broadcast: BBC Radio 3, 13 April
World Premiere: My Wonderful Day
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

London Revival: Woman In Mind
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Vaudeville Theatre, London

London Revival: Bedroom Farce
Director: Peter Hall
Venue: Rose Theatre, London

New York Premiere: My Wonderful Day
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters, New York

Revival: How The Other Half Loves
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Man Of The Moment
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Revival: Private Fears In Public Places
Director: Laurie Sansom
Venue: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Revival: Just Between Ourselves
Director: Mark Rosenblatt
Venue: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Tour: Life & Beth
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

Tour: Absurd Person Singular
Director: Alan Strachan
Producer: Bill Kenwright

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