Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: Dates - January
1 January: Alan Ayckbourn was made a CBE in 1987 and knighted for services to theatre in 1997; television premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Absurd Person Singular in 1985; television premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Way Upstream in 1988.
6 January: Faber & Faber publishes its first Ayckbourn play with A Chorus Of Disapproval in 1986.
9 January: A touring production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party opens at Birmingham Theatre Centre, directed by Harold Pinter with Alan Ayckbourn playing Stanley.
10 January: World premiere of Sisterly Feelings at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1979.
11 January: Radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Woman In Mind in 2014.
12 January: World premiere of Joking Apart at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1978; world premiere of the revues Incidental Music (1983) and The 7 Deadly Virtues (1984) at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round.
15 January: The Evening Standard announces Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber are collaborating on a musical based on P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves novels in 1974.
18 January: World premiere of Ten Times Table at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1977; world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd's musical Suburban Strains at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1980.
21 January: Television premiere of A Cut In The Rates on BBC2 written for the English Files series in 1984.
22 January: Alan Ayckbourn receives his first award with Absurd Person Singular winning the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award in 1974; the soft back edition of Alan Ayckbourn's The Crafty Art Of Playmaking is published by Faber & Faber in 2004.
25 January: Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's production of John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore at the National Theatre in 1988.
26 January: Inducted into the Hall Of Fame For Achievements in American Theatre in 2009.
27 January: Premiere of what is believed to be Alan Ayckbourn's first production as a BBC Radio Drama Producer with John Pennington's I Want To Be A Train Driver on the BBC World Service in 1965.
28 January: World premiere of Just Between Ourselves at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1976; London revival of Season's Greetings at the Greenwich Theatre in 1982; world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's adaptation of Ostrovsky's The Forest at the National Theatre in 1999.
29 January: West End revival of Woman In Mind at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2009; receives Lloyd's Private Banking Playwright Of The Year Award in 1997.
31 January: Takes the Chair of Cameron Macintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Oxford University in 1992.
Copyright: Simon Murgatroyd.