Ayckbourn Chronology: 2014

Notable Events

Ayckbourn In Other Media

Notable Productions

> Alan Ayckbourn's 75th birthday.

> 50th anniversary of first Ayckbourn play to go into the West End.

> Alain Resnais adapts
Life Of Riley into the film Aimer, Boire et Chanter, which opens in competition at the Berlin Film Festival on 10 February. Resnais dies soon afterwards on 1 March.

> The National Theatre revives
A Small Family Business; which had its world premiere at the venue in 1987. It becomes the first Ayckbourn play to be live-streamed to cinemas around the world.

> The Stephen Joseph Theatre premieres a musical adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn's play
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book with lyrics by Paul James and music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus.

> The Ayckbourn Ensemble (
Arrivals & Departures, Time Of My Life and Farcicals) visits the Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters, New York. Arrivals & Departures is named by Time magazine as one of its top ten shows of 2014.

> BBC Radio 4’s
Front Row Christmas Day special is devoted to Alan Ayckbourn.

World premieres
Roundelay
Playtext: A Small Family Business
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Playtext: A Small Family Business
Publisher: Faber & Faber (ebook)

Publication: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning At The Edge
by Paul Allen
(Methuen - ebook)

Film: Aimer, Boire et Chanter (Life Of Riley)
Director: Alain Resnais

Live streaming: A Small Family Business
Director: Adam Penford

DVD: The Norman Conquests (region 2)
Publisher: Network

Radio: Woman In Mind
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 11 January

Interview: Front Row
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 3 March

Documentary: Profile
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 5 April

Documentary: Front Row
Broadcast: BBC Radio 4, 25 December
World Premiere: Roundelay
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

World Premiere: The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (musical)
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre

London Revival: A Small Family Business
Director: Adam Penford
Venue: The Olivier, National Theatre


New York Premiere: Arrivals & Departures
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters, New York

New York Premiere: Time Of My Life
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters, New York

New York Premiere: Farcicals
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Venue: 59E59 Theaters, New York

Tour: Arrivals & Departures; Time Of My Life; Farcicals
Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre

Revival: Things We Do For Love
Director: Laurence Boswell
Venue: Bath Theatre Royal

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