Ayckbourn Chronology: 2009

Notable Events

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. The plays include new adaptations of Man Of The Moment and A Small Family Business and he is featured in the documentaries With Great Pleasure, The Strand, Front Row and Nightwaves

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.

Sight Unseen by Alan Ayckbourn's Archivist Simon Murgatroyd is published.

Sir Peter Hall revives Bedroom Farce at the Rose Theatre in London to acclaim.

World premieres

My Wonderful Day

Notable Productions

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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