Alan Ayckbourn: Plays Directed

Carmilla (1972)

Production Details

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David Campton
Yes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

19 June 1972
19 June 1972
6 September 1972
Stacks Image 22441

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Alan Ayckbourn
Tina Bicat
Barrie Davenport

Jennifer Smith
David Millard
David Hayward
Sue Rogers
Character
Captain Field
Ivan
Laura
Madame Perrodon
Colonel Smithson
Carmilla
Dr Spielsberg
Actor
Ray Jewers
David Hayward
Philippa Urquhart
Matyelok Gibbs
Piers Rogers
Jennifer Piercey
Christopher Godwin

Notes

David Campton was the first writer-in-residence at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, and a significant figure in the theatre from its creation in 1955 until Stephen Joseph's death in 1967.
Carmilla was the final production - as of writing - of a play David Campton at (what is now) the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
This is an adaptation of Sheridan le Fanu's famed vampire story.
Although the play is credited as having its world premiere at the Library Theatre, the company actually performed it for a week prior to 19 June 1972 at the newly opened Sheffield Crucible before transferring to Scarborough.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust.