Ayckbourn Chronology: 2013

Notable Events

Makes his West Coast directorial debut with the North American premiere of Sugar Daddies at ACT, Seattle.

The Royal & Derngate, Northampton, stages the 50th anniversary production of Mr Whatnot.

Relatively Speaking is revived in the West End for the first time since its original London production in 1967, directed by Lindsay Posner.

French film auteur Alain Resnais adapts Life Of Riley into the film Aimer, Boire et Chanter.

Surprises, is nominated for Best New Play in the UK Theatre Awards.

Bedroom Farce featured in the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebration.

A musical adaptation of The Boy Who Fell Into A Book is workshopped in London with book & lyrics by Paul James and music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus.

Tom Erhardt, Alan's second agent following Margaret Ramsay, retires having been his agent since 1991.

Unseen Ayckbourn by Simon Murgatroyd is published with an updated look at lost, altered and unwritten Ayckbourn plays.

The first major biography of Alan's mentor Stephen Joseph is published by Bloomsbury with Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer & Provocateur by Dr Paul Elsam.

Neighbourhood Watch is published by Samuel French.

World premieres

Arrivals & Departures; Chloë With Love (one act play); The Kidderminster Affair (one act play)

Notable Productions

World Premiere: Arrivals & Departures
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough


World Premiere: Chloë With Love
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: One act play
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough


World Premiere: The Kidderminster Affair
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Description: One act play
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough


London Revival: Relatively Speaking
Director: Lindsay Posner
Venue: Wyndham Theatre

American Premiere: Sugar Daddies
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
ACT, Seattle

Revival: Time Of My Life
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Revival: Mr Whatnot
Director: Cal McCrystal
Venue: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Revival: Season's Greetings
Director: Michael Strassen
Venue: Union Theatre, London

Tour: Surprises
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

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