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Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: Dates - September

2 September: West End premiere of Taking Steps at the Lyric Theatre in 1980; world premiere of Alain Resnais's film adaptation of Private Fears In Public Places in 2007.

3 September: West End premiere of Woman In Mind at the Vaudeville Theatre in 1986; broadcast premiere of In Confidence featuring Alan Ayckbourn on Sky Arts in 2012.

4 September: Famed literary agent - and Alan's agent - Margaret 'Peggy' Ramsay dies in 1991; world premiere of RolePlay at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2001; world premiere of Farcicals at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2013; Taking Steps becomes the first play to have 100 performances at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1980.

6 September: Radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Living Together (The Norman Conquests) in 1990; broadcast premiere of The Playwrights - Alan Ayckbourn on ITV in 1976.

7 September: West End premiere of the Damsels In Distress trilogy at the Duchess Theatre in 2002.

8 September: World premiere of Hero's Welcome at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2015.

9 September: World premiere of Roundelay at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2014.

12 September: Alan Ayckbourn resigns as chairman of the Yorkshire Arts Association citing work pressures in 1979.

13 September: World premiere of Neighbourhood Watch at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2011; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Just Between Ourselves in 2008; radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Round & Round The Garden (The Norman Conquests) in 1990.

14 September: Radio premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Confusions in 1979.

15 September: Broadcast premiere of Ayckbourn In Action on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.

16 September: World premiere of Life Of Riley at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2010; Alan Ayckbourn's first book The Crafty Art Of Playmaking published by Faber & Faber in 2002; world premiere of Countdown at the Colchester Repertory Club in 1962; first try-out of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical By Jeeves in front of an audience in 1995; world premiere of Consuming Passions at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2016..

17 September: Professional premiere of Ernie's Incredible Illuminations at the Unicorn Theatre for Children in 1971.

19 September: Alan Ayckbourn marries Heather Stoney in 1997; final performance as a professional actor in William Gibson's Two For The Seesaw at the Civic Theatre, Rotherham, in 1964.

24 September: London premiere of Family Circles at the Orange Tree, Richmond, in 1978.

25 September: World premiere of Season's Greetings at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1980.

26 September: Alan Ayckbourn directs a Shakespeare play for the first time with Othello at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1990 starring Michael Gambon.

27 September: World premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's narrative for voices The Divide at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 2015; world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's adaptation of Henry Becque's Les Corbeaux - retitled Wolf At The Door - at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1989; Paul Allen's biography of Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge - is published by Methuen in 2001; West End revival of A Chorus Of Disapproval at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2012.

28 September: World premiere of Taking Steps at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1979; television premiere of Granada Television's adaptation of Bedroom Farce in 1980.

29 September: Television premiere of the BBC's adaptation of Absent Friends in 1985.

30 September: World premiere of Confusions at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1974; London premiere of Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays at Polka Theatre in 1989.

Copyright: Simon Murgatroyd.