Alan Ayckbourn: Awards & Honours


Awards

Oliviers (London)
1985: Olivier Best Comedy Award (A Chorus Of Disapproval)
2009: The Laurence Olivier Awards Special Award

Tonys (New York)
2009: Tony For Best Revival Of A Play (The Norman Conquests)
2010: Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Other Awards
1973: Evening Standard Best Comedy Award (Absurd Person Singular)
1974: Evening Standard Best Play Award (
The Norman Conquests)
1974: Play and Players Best Play Award (
The Norman Conquests)
1974: Variety Club of Great Britain Playwright of the Year
1977: Evening Standard Best Play Award (
Just Between Ourselves)
1979: Shared Plays and Players Best Comedy Award (
Joking Apart)
1985: Evening Standard Best Comedy Award (
A Chorus Of Disapproval)
1985: DRAMA Best Comedy Award (
A Chorus Of Disapproval)
1987: Evening Standard Best Play Award (
A Small Family Business)
1988: Plays and Players Best Director Award (
A View From The Bridge)
1989: Evening Standard Best Comedy Award (
Henceforward…)
1990: Evening Standard Best Comedy Award (
Man Of The Moment)
1991: Drama-Logue Critic Award (
Henceforward…)
1993: TMA/Martini Regional Theatre Award Best Show for Children &

………Young People (Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays)
1993: Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Lifetime Achievement Award
1993: Birmingham Press Club Personality of the Year Award
1993: John Ederyn Hughes Rural Wales Award For Literature
1994: Yorkshire Man of the Year
1994: Montblanc de la Culture Award for Europe
1996: TMA Regional Theatre Awards Best Musical (
By Jeeves)
1996: Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best West End Play
………(Communicating Doors)
1997: Lloyds Private Banking Playwright of the Year
………(Things We Do For Love)
1997: Moliere for Best Comedy (
Communicating Doors)
2001: Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence
2003: Moliere for Best Comedy (
Things We Do For Love)
2004: Variety Club Of Great Britain Lifetime Achievement Award
2005: Yorkshire Awards Arts And Entertainment Personality Award
2009: Hall Of Fame For Achievements In American Theatre
2009: Outer Critics Circle Award For Outstanding Revival
………(The Norman Conquests)
2009: The New York Drama Critics' Circle Special Citation
………(The Norman Conquests)
2009: Drama Desk Award For Outstanding Revival
………(The Norman Conquests)
2010: Critics' Circle Award For Services To The Arts
2016: Oxford Literary Festival Honorary Fellowship


Honours

1987: CBE (Companion of the Order of the
….……British Empire)
1997: KBE (Knight Companion of the Order
….……of the British Empire)
1986: Freeman of the Borough of Scarborough


Honorary Doctorates & Fellowships

1981: University of Hull (Hon. D. Litt.)
1982: Bretton Hall (Hon. Fellow)
1987: University of Keele (Hon. D. Litt.)
1987: University of Leeds (Hon. D. Litt)
1992: University of York (Doctor of
….……the University)
1994: University of Bradford (Hon. D. Litt.)
1995: University of Cardiff (Hon. Fellow)
1998: Open University (Doctor of
….……the University)
2003: University of Manchester (Hon. D.Litt)
2011: York St John University (Doctor Of
….……Letters)
Honorary Professor of The University of Hull

Major Nominations

Oliviers (London)
1984: Best Comedy (Intimate Exchanges)
1987: Best Director (
A View From The Bridge)
1988: Best Comedy (
Henceforward...)
1990: Play of the Year (
Man Of The Moment)
1994: Best Comedy (
Time Of My Life)
1996: Best Comedy (
Communicating Doors)
1996: Outstanding Musical Production
….……(By Jeeves)
1998: Best Comedy (
Things We Do For Love)
2000: Best Comedy (
Comic Potential)
2001: Best Comedy (
House & Garden)
2003: Best Comedy (
RolePlay)

Tonys (New York)
1978-79: Outstanding Direction
….……(Bedroom Farce)
1978-79: Best Play (
Bedroom Farce)

UK Theatre Awards
2013: Best New Play (
Surprises)

Outer Critics Circle (New York)
2000: Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
….……(Comic Potential)

Drama Desk (New York)
2000: Outstanding Play (Comic Potential)
2006: Outstanding Director
….……(Private Fears In Public Places)
2008: Outstanding Play (
Intimate Exchanges)
2010: Outstanding Play (
My Wonderful Day)

Drama League (New York)
2009: Distinguished Revival
….……(The Norman Conquests)

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