Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: Dates - March
2 March: Television premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Relatively Speaking in 1969; television premiere of the BBC's adaption of The 7 Deadly Virtues - retitled Deadly Virtues - in 1984.
3 March: West End premiere of Things We Do For Love at the Gielgud Theatre in 1998.
4 March: West End premiere of Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays at the National Theatre in 1993.
5 March: London premiere of Tim Firth's The Safari Party at Hampstead Theatre in 2003 - the final play not self-penned by Alan Ayckbourn that he has directed; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Absurd Person Singular in 1977.
6 March: Absurd Person Singular closes on Broadway in 1976 following a record-breaking run.
7 March: West End premiere of Joking Apart at the Globe Theatre in 1978; presented with the Lawrence Olivier Awards Special Award in 2009; Alan Ayckbourn's production of Herb Gardner's Conversations With My Father transfers to the Old Vic, London, in 1995.
13 March: West End premiere of Invisible Friends at the National Theatre in 1991.
14 March: London premiere of Making Tracks at Greenwich Theatre in 1983; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of The Norman Conquests in 2015.
16 March: West End premiere of Bedroom Farce at the National Theatre in 1977 - this marked Alan Ayckbourn's directing debut in London; Wildest Dreams transfers to the RSC's Swan Theatre in 1994.
22 March: World premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jeeves at the Bristol Hippodrome in 1975.
24 March: London revival of Taking Steps at the Orange Tree in 2010; West End revival of Bedroom Farce at the Duke Of York's Theatre in 2010.
25 March: First acting role at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, playing Percy in Terence Rattigan's Flare Path in 1957.
28 March: The first grand marathon of Intimate Exchanges is launched at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1983 - during two weeks, all 16 variations of the play are performed; broadcast premiere of HARDtalk featuring Alan Ayckbourn on BBC News in 2012.
29 March: West End premiere of Relatively Speaking at the Duke Of York's Theatre in 1967; West End premiere of Season's Greetings at the Apollo Theatre in 1982; Broadway premiere of Bedroom Farce at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in 1979.
31 March: Steps down as Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2009 after 37 years in the role; UK premiere of Alain Resnais's film Private Fears In Public Places in 2007; West End revival of How The Other Half Loves in 2016.
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