Alan Ayckbourn: Plays Directed

A Thief In Time (1962)

Production Details

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Joan Macalpine
Yes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

12 June 1962
12 June 1962
12 September 1962
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Stage Manager:
Alan Ayckbourn

Arnold Beck
David Wehner
Character
Mr Timmins
Mrs Timmins
Mr Lidgett
Dr Elyot
Sarah Wilson
Squintle
Policeman
Actor
Stanley Page
Marie Adams
Peter King
Richard Gill
Elizabeth Bell
David Wehner
Arnold Beck

Notes

A Thief In Time was Joan Macalpine’s first original (non-adaptation) play to be professionally produced.
Further illustrating Stephen Joseph’s desire to encourage talent within the Scarborough company, Joan had initially been employed by Studio Theatre Ltd as a stage-manager before she turned her hand to writing.
The image illustrating this page is a publicity shot for A Thief In Time taken on the roof of Scarborough Library and featuring Stanley Page and Peter King.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust.