Alan Ayckbourn: Plays Directed


David Copperfield (1961)

Author:

Venue:
Location:

First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:

Joan Macalpine

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

11 December 1961
11 December 1961
23 December 1961
New play:

Adaptation:
Original Author:
Translation:

Staging:
Yes

Yes
Charles Dickens
N/A

Round

Company Details

Director:

Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Alan Ayckbourn

Terry Lane
Peter King

Character
David
Dr Chillip / Mr Dick / Mr Micawber
Betsy Trotwood / Jane Murdstone / Julia
Clara / Dora Spenlow
Mr Murdstone / Mr Spenlow / Tradesman
Traddles / Uriah Heap

Actor
David Jarrett
Stanley Page
Rosamund Dickson

Patricia England
Richard Gill

Peter King

Notes

> David Copperfield was Joan Macalpine’s first 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.
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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.