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Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: 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 live satellite interview on the BBC1 talk show Wogan 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.

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.

29 June: Professional directing debut with Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1961.

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