How The Other Half Loves: A Timeline

The Timeline offers a chronological view of significant events in the history of the play How The Other Half Loves; it only lists major productions and does not include the vast majority of the many professional and amateur productions of the play.

29 March 1967
Relatively Speaking premieres at the Duke Of York’s Theatre, London, directed by Robin Midgley.

13 July 1967
The Sparrow premieres at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

5 October 1967
The death of Stephen Joseph, founder of the Library Theatre in Scarborough and Alan Ayckbourn's most influential mentor.

December 1968
Alan Ayckbourn appointed Director Of Productions at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, for the 1969 summer season.

30 January 1969
The Stage announces Alan Ayckbourn will write an as yet untitled play for the summer season at the Library Theatre.

May 1969
The Library Theatre announces its summer season, publicly revealing the title of How The Other Loves for the first time.

June 1969
Alan Ayckbourn writes How The Other Half Loves.

31 July 1969
How The Other Half Loves premieres at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

19 March 1970
How The Other Half Loves opens at the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, directed by Robin Midgley. It is intended to act as a West End try-out.

23 June 1970
How The Other Half Loves pre-West End tour opens at the Grand Theatre, Leeds, directed by Robin Midgley. No-one else involved in the West End try-out is involved in this production.

5 August 1970
How The Other Half Loves opens at the Lyric Theatre, London, directed by Robin Midgley and starring Robert Morley as Frank.

29 March 1971
How The Other Half Loves opens at the Royale Theatre, New York, directed by Gene Saks and starring Phil Silvers as Frank. This production features an 'Americanised' version of the script.

26 June 1971
How The Other Half Loves closes at the Royale Theatre, New York.

1971
How The Other Half Loves published in the USA by Samuel French; this is the 'Americanised' version of the text.

30 September 1972
How The Other Half Loves closes at the Lyric Theatre, London, having run for 869 performances.

4 October 1972
The West End production of How The Other Half Loves tours to Canada and Australia.

Late 1972
How The Other Half Loves published by Evans.

13 March 1973
First How The Other Half Loves tour, produced by Bill Kenwright, opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor.

March 1973
How The Other Half Loves released to repertory theatres.

5 April 1976
The Actors Company presents How The Other Half Loves at Wimbledon Theatre, directed by Kim Grant.

4 February 1988
How The Other Half Loves revived at Greenwich Theatre, directed by Alan Strachan.

14 June 1988
The Greenwich production transfers to the Duke Of York’s Theatre, London - the first Ayckbourn play to be revived in the West End.

November 1993
An off-Broadway production of How The Other Half Loves by the York Theatre Company at St Peter's Church marks the first time the original British text is used for a New York production of the play.

7 August 2007
The Peter Hall Company’s revival of How The Other Half Loves, directed by Alan Strachan, opens at the Theatre Royal, Bath, before touring.

4 June 2009
Alan Ayckbourn revives How The Other Half Loves at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, to mark the play's 40th anniversary.

23 March 2016
How The Other Half Loves revived at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, directed by Alan Strachan (press night was 31 March).

25 June 2016
How The Other Half Loves closes at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, prior to a transfer to the Duke Of York's Theatre.

7 July 2016
How The Other Half Loves transfers from the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, to the Duke of York's Theatre, London, for an extended 12 week run.

1 October 2016
How The Other Half Loves closes at the Duke of York's Theatre, London.

30 August 2017
A major UK tour of How The Other Half Loves, directed by Alan Strachan, opens at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, closing on 2 December.

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