Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: Dates - February
1 February: Alan Ayckbourn receives his CBE in 1987; London revival of By Jeeves at the Landor Theatre in 2011.
2 February: World premiere of Communicating Doors at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1994; television premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd's revue Men On Women On Men in 1979.
3 February: World premiere of Virtual Reality at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2000; the final performance is held at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1996 - the play is Just Between Ourselves.
4 February: The first major television documentary on Alan Ayckbourn is broadcast on BBC's Arena in 1974.
5 February: London premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd's musical Suburban Strains at The Round House in 1981.
6 February: West End revival of Woman In Mind at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2009; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Just Between Ourselves in 1984.
9 February: London premiere of Snake In The Grass at the Print Room in 2011; West End revival of Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2012; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Joking Apart in 1990.
10 February: Premiere of Alain Resnais's film adaptation of Life Of Riley - Aimer, Boire et Chanter - at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014.
12 February: Alan Ayckbourn & Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jeeves is officially announced for the West End in 1975 with a £100,000 budget in 1975; premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's production of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge at the National Theatre in 1987; New York premiere of Absent Friends at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1991.
13 February: The BBC culture show Omnibus - Sex, Politics & Alan Ayckbourn is dedicated to Alan Ayckbourn in 1990.
14 February: West End premiere of Man Of The Moment in 1990 at the Globe Theatre; death of P.G. Wodehouse - just two days after the musical Jeeves was announced - in 1975.
17 February: New York premiere of Woman In Mind at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1988.
20 February: Broadway premiere of Taking Steps at the Circle In The Square Theater in 1991.
21 February: Alan Ayckbourn suffers a stroke in 2006 in Scarborough - it is not reported until a week afterwards.
22 February: Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd contribute two songs to the day's episode of BBC Radio 4's Pen To Paper in 1981.
24 February: London premiere of Drowning On Dry Land at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2011.
26 February: Alan Ayckbourn's mother Irene Maud Worley (better known as 'Lolly') dies in 1999; Alain Resnais's film adaptation of Intimate Exchanges - Smoking / No Smoking - wins several Cesar Awards in 1994.
Copyright: Simon Murgatroyd.