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Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopaedia: Dates - June

1 June: Officially announces in 2007, his retirement as Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2009; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of The Revengers' Comedies part 1 in 1996.

2 June: World premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd's revue Me, Myself & I at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1981.

3 June: World premiere of Intimate Exchanges at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1982; West End premiere of Sisterly Feelings at the National Theatre in 1980; Alan Ayckbourn announces in 1985 he is to take a two year sabbatical from the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round to become a company manager at the National Theatre between 1986 and 1988.

4 June: World premiere of Comic Potential at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1998.

5 June: World premiere of Snake In The Grass at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2002.

6 June: London premiere of Round & Round The Garden (The Norman Conquests) at the Greenwich Theatre in 1974; New York premiere of Time Of My Life at the 59E59 Theaters in 2014.

7 June: World premiere of only performance of The Jubilee Show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1977; The Norman Conquests receives the Tony Award for Outstanding Revival in 2009.

8 June: Radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of The Revengers' Comedies part 2 in 1996.

9 June: New York premiere of Private Fears In Public Places at the 59E59 Theatres in 2005.

10 June: Radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Henceforward… in 2012.

11 June: London premiere of Intimate Exchanges at the Greenwich Theatre in 1984.

13 June: World premiere of The Revengers' Comedies at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1989; Alan Ayckbourn's most influential mentor, Stephen Joseph, born in 1921; receives the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre in 2010.

14 June: West End revival of How The Other Half Loves at the Duke Of York's Theatre in 1988; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Way Upstream in 1997; Alan Ayckbourn becomes the first person on the BBC1 talk show Wogan to be interviewed live by satellite in 1989.

16 June: World premiere of Bedroom Farce at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1975.

17 June: World premiere of Absent Friends at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1974; world premiere of House & Garden at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1999; world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd's revue Men On Women On Men at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1978.

18 June: World premiere of Table Manners (The Norman Conquests) at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1973.

19 June: World premiere of Miranda's Magic Mirror at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2004.

20 June: Queen Elizabeth II is reported to have seen Time & Time Again in 1974.

22 June: Broadcast premiere of The Big Bite by Roy Clarke, directed by Alan Ayckbourn, on BBC Light in 1966.

23 June: Resigns as Radio Drama Producer at the BBC in 1970 after five years working for the organisation.

25 June: World premiere of Living Together (The Norman Conquests) at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1973.

26 June: World premiere of Absurd Person Singular at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1972.

27 June: Revival of Relatively Speaking at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1977 - the first time Alan Ayckbourn has directed a professional production of this play which was premiered in 1965; world premiere of Where Is Peter Rabbit? at The World Of Beatrix Potter Attraction, in Bowness-on-Windermere, to which Alan Ayckbourn contributed the lyrics in 2016.

28 June: Broadcast premiere of Definitely Not July by Leslie Fennell, directed by Alan Ayckbourn, on BBC Light in 1967.

29 June: Professional directing debut with Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1961; The Norman Conquests trilogy is performed in its entirety during a single day for the first time at Greenwich Theatre in 1974.

Original research for the The Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopaedia section is by Simon Murgatroyd and copyright of the author.