A Trip To Scarborough: A Timeline

The Timeline offers a chronological view of significant events in the history of the play A Trip To Scarborough.

1660
Coronation of Charles II and the ban on theatres imposed by the Puritans is lifted.

1696
World premiere of Colley Cibber’s Love’s Last Shift, or The Fool In Fashion at the Drury Lane Theatre.

November 1696
World premiere of John Vanbrugh’s The Relapse, or Virtue In Danger, a sequel to Love’s Last Shift, at Drury Lane with Colley Cibber reprising his role of Sir Novelty Fashion.

1773
World premiere of John Lee’s The Man Of Quality, a short farce based on the Lord Foppington plot-line from The Relapse.

February 1777
World premiere of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s A Trip To Scarborough, a sanitised version of The Relapse, at Drury Lane.

8 December 1982
World premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Trip To Scarborough at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

11 March 1987
First professional revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Trip To Scarborough, at the New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, directed by Peter Cheeseman.

24 June 2003
First amateur production of A Trip To Scarborough at Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough, directed by Paul Elsam.

11 December 2007
Revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Trip To Scarborough at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

23 January 2008
Alan Ayckbourn’s revival of A Trip To Scarborough begins a national tour opening at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

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