Henceforward...: A Timeline

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

March 1987
Alan Ayckbourn writes Henceforward.... The initial complete draft is 'apparently' destroyed to be replaced a week later with a slightly altered final draft.

30 July 1987
Henceforward... world premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

8 October 1987
Henceforward... opens at the Alley Theatre, Houston, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

6 January 1988
Henceforward... is revived at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, prior to touring, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

20 January 1988
Henceforward... begins a tour at the Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, directed by Alan Ayckbourn. The tour visits venues in the UK, West Germany, Poland, Egypt and Turkey.

8 June 1988
Henceforward... is revived at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

10 October 1988
Faber & Faber publishes Henceforward....

21 November 1988
Henceforward... opens at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, directed by Alan Ayckbourn and starring Ian McKellen as Jerome and Jane Asher as Corinna.

February 1989
Henceforward... recast at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, with Martin Jarvis taking over the role of Jerome and Joanna van Gyseghem as Corinna.

16 September 1989
Henceforward... closes at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

September 1989
Samuel French publishes the acting edition of Henceforward….

November 1989
Henceforward... receives the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.

Henceforward… post West End UK tour is launched, directed by John David and starring Simon Ward as Jerome.

3 November 1991
Henceforward… opens at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, directed by Tom Moore and starring John Glover as Jerome.

C. Early 1990s
Emmy nominated producer Dan Guntzelman writes a treatment for a television adaptation of
Henceforward… which is considered but declined by Paramount Pictures.

Henceforward... receives the Drama-Logue Critic Award (Los Angeles).

17 July 1995
Faber & Faber publishes Alan Ayckbourn: Plays One; a collection of Ayckbourn plays including Henceforward....

1 January 2011
Henceforward... is broadcast by LA Theatre Works, directed by Martin Jarvis.

10 January 2012
The BBC marks the 25th anniversary of Henceforward... with a new production for BBC Radio 3, directed by Martin Jarvis.

28 February 2015
Henceforward… is revived with an acclaimed and popular major production at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. The success of the production, which runs for more than a year in repertory, leads Alan Ayckbourn to revive it in 2016.

8 September 2016
Henceforward… is revived at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, with Alan Ayckbourn directing the play for the first time since its West End premiere in 1988.

19 January 2017
Henceforward…, directed by Alan Ayckbourn, begins a UK end stage tour at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

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