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Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: Dates - July

1 July: Broadcast premiere of The Levin Interviews featuring Alan Ayckbourn on BBC2 in 1984.

2 July:
World premiere of Round & Round The Garden (The Norman Conquests) at the Library Theatre in 1973; West End premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical By Jeeves at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1996.

3 July: World premiere of FlatSpin at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2001.

5 July: World premiere of The Ten Magic Bridges at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2003.

6 July: New York premiere of Season's Greetings at the Joyce Theatre in 1985; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Joking Apart in 1981.

8 July: World premiere of Relatively Speaking at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1965; world premiere of Time & Time Again at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1971; world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn & Paul Todd's revue First Course at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1980.

10 July: Awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of York in 1992.

11 July: First acting role at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, playing Eric Birling in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls in 1957.

12 July: World premiere of Dear Uncle - an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya -at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2011; world premiere of The Karaoke Theatre Company at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2016; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Intimate Exchanges in 1987; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Joking Apart in 1981.

13 July: World premiere of Standing Room Only at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1961; world premiere of The Sparrow at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1967.

14 July: The Library Theatre, Scarborough, is opened by Stephen Joseph in 1955 - it is home to the UK's first professional theatre-in-the-round company; London premiere of Absurd Person Singular at the Criterion Theatre in 1973.

17 July: World premiere of Surprises at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2012.

18 July: London premiere of The Boy Who Fell Into A Book at Soho Theatre in 2012; BBC Radio 3 broadcasts Essential Classics featuring Alan Ayckbourn over five days in 2016.

19 July: World premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd's revue Backnumbers at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1983.

21 July: Live television broadcast of the first act of Relatively Speaking on BBC1 in 1967.

22 July: World premiere of Life & Beth at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2008; West End premiere of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical By Jeeves at the Duke Of York's Theatre in 1996; world premiere of The Inside Outside Slide Show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1989; radio premiere of Don Haworth's We All Come To It In The End in 1968, directed by Alan Ayckbourn and nominated for the Prix Italia award.

23 July: World premiere of Sugar Daddies at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2003; television premiere of Yorkshire Television's adaptation of Just Between Ourselves in 1978; West End premiere of Absent Friends at the Garrick Theatre in 1975; world premiere of The Girl Who Lost Her Voice at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2005; world premiere of the musical adaptation The Boy Who Fell Into A Book at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2014.

25 July: Alan Ayckbourn's 26th play is announced in the media as the thriller Sight Unseen - this will never be written and is replaced by Season's Greetings in 1980.

27 July: Alan Ayckbourn directs a revival of Man Of The Moment at the Royal & Derogate, Northampton, in 2009.

28 July: Broadcast premiere of The South Bank Show - The Plain Guide To Playwriting pt 2 on ITV in 1996.

30 July:
World premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's first professionally produced play The Square Cat at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1955; world premiere of Henceforward… at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1987.

31 July: World premiere of How The Other Half Loves at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1969.

Copyright: Simon Murgatroyd.