Alan Ayckbourn: Plays Directed

David Copperfield (1961)

Production Details

Author:
New Play:

Venue:
Location:
Staging:

First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:
Joan Macalpine
Yes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

11 December 1961
11 December 1961
23 December 1961
Stacks Image 13218

Company Details

Director:

Stage Manager:
Asst. 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.
This was an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Famed novel.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust.