Man of The Moment: A Timeline

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

1987
Alan Ayckbourn's London producer Michael Codron suggests Alan direct a Shakespeare play in London in repertory with a new play which would feature the same company.

Circa March 1988
Alan Ayckbourn returns to the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, following an acclaimed two year tenure as a company director at the National Theatre, London.

Circa mid-March 1988
Alan Ayckbourn begins writing Man Of The Moment.

29 March 1988
Alan Ayckbourn finishes writing Man Of The Moment.

June 1988
It is reported Alan's new play Man Of The Moment is intended to transfer to the Aldwych Theatre in the West End in 1989 to play in repertory with an Ayckbourn-directed production of Shakespeare's Othello.

10 August 1988
World premiere of Man Of The Moment at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

March 1989
The Stage newspaper reports that the planned repertory production of Othello / Man Of The Moment in the West End has been cancelled.

14 February 1990
London premiere of Man Of The Moment at the Globe Theatre, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

Mid-August 1990
Recast of Man Of The Moment at the Globe Theatre, London, directed by Alan Strachan.

12 January 1991
Man Of The Moment closes at the Globe Theatre, London.

1990
Man Of The Moment published by Faber & Faber.

1991
Man Of The Moment acting edition published by Samuel French and released for performance by amateur societies.

10 May 1992
BBC Radio 4 broadcast Man Of The Moment, directed by Gordon House.

1994
LA Theaterworks release an audio adaptation of Man Of The Moment, directed by Robert Robinson.

1995
Man Of The Moment collected in the Faber publication Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 3.

12 April 2009
BBC Radio 4 broadcast a second adaptation of Man Of The Moment, directed by Martin Jarvis .

27 July 2009
Revival of Man Of The Moment at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by Alan Ayckbourn marking the play’s 21st anniversary.

24 May 2012
LA Theatre Works releases Man Of The Moment commercially as a digital download.

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