Alan Ayckbourn Encyclopedia: Dates - November
2 November: Alan Ayckbourn is reported in in 1983 in the media to be more popular than Shakespeare - leading to many inaccurate statements over the subsequent years; broadcast premiere of Desert Island Discs featuring Alan Ayckbourn on BBC Radio 4 in 1974.
3 November: Alan Ayckbourn's National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge transfers to the Prince Of Wales Theatre in the West End in 1987.
6 November: West End premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's adaptation of Will Evans & Valentine's Tons Of Money at the National Theatre in 1986; directed first Arthur Miller play with The Crucible at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1979.
11 November: Broadcast premiere of the BBC adaptation of Ernie's Incredible Illucinations in 1987; world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's adaptation of Will Evans & Valentine's Tons Of Money at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1985; New York premiere of My Wonderful Day at the 59E59 Theatres in 2009.
12 November: World premiere of Mr Whatnot at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1963; appointed the Artistic Director of the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1972; first acting role at the Oxford Playhouse playing the Apprentice in Michel de Ghelderode's Mademoiselle Jaire in 1957.
16 November: New York premiere of Comic Potential at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000; broadcast premiere of Imagine - Alan Ayckbourn: Greetings From Scarborough on BBC1 in 2011.
21 November: West End premiere of Henceforward… at the Lyric Theatre in 1999.
23 November: World premiere of Invisible Friends at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1989.
24 November: London premiere of Family Circles at the Orange Tree, Richmond, in 1978.
26 November: World premiere of Dracula - as part of the revue What The Devil! - at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1975; London revival of How The Other Half Loves at Greenwich Theatre in 1988; The Stage newspaper announces in 1964 that Alan Ayckbourn has been appointed as a Radio Drama Producer for the BBC based in Leeds.
27 November: West End revival of Absurd Person Singular at the Garrick Theatre in 2007; Alan Ayckbourn threatens to quit Scarborough in 1974 as a result of a perceived lack of support for the theatre by the local authorities.
29 November: World premiere of The Champion Of Paribanou at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1996.
30 November: World premiere of Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round in 1988; New York premiere of Neighbourhood Watch at the 50E59 Theatres in 2011.
Copyright: Simon Murgatroyd.