My Wonderful Day

by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Richard Hamburger
May 18, 2011June 19, 2011

Meet the Artists

Cast

Opal Alladin • Laverne
Kelly OSullivan • Tiffany
Lavita Shaurice • Winnie
John Zak • Josh

Production Team

Alan Ayckbourn • Playwright
Richard Hamburger • Director
Lee Savage • Set Designer
Maiko Matsushima • Costume Designer
Tyler Micoleau • Lighting Designer
Charles Coes • Sound Designer
Lynne Innerst • Dialect Coach
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn was born in London in 1939 to a violinist father and a mother who was a writer. He left school at 17 with two 'A' levels and went straight into the theatre. Two years in regional theatre as an actor and stage manager led in 1959 to the writing of his first play, The Square Cat, for Scarborough's Theatre In the Round at the instigation of his then-employer and subsequent mentor, Stephen Joseph. Some 75 plays later, his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards. Major successes include Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves, Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and The Norman Conquests. The National Theatre recently revived his 1980 play Season’s Greetings to great acclaim, while Lucy Bailey’s production of Snake in the Grass at the Print Room also attracted excellent reviews. At the Stephen Joseph this summer, he will direct the premiere of his latest play, Neighbourhood Watch, together with Dear Uncle, his adaptation of Uncle Vanya. In 2009, he retired as Artistic Director of this theatre, where almost all his plays have been and continue to be first staged. Holding the post for 37 years, he feels his greatest achievement was the establishment of this company’s first permanent home when the multi-venue complex fashioned from a former Odeon Cinema opened in 1996. In recent months, he has been inducted into American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts and become the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. He was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. Biography supplied by Alan Ayckbourn’s official website, www.alanayckbourn.net.