Alan Ayckbourn: Plays Directed

Time And The Conways (1980)

Production Details

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J.B. Priestley
No

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)
Round

4 June 1980
4 June 1980
6 August 1980
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Company Details

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Asst. Stage Manager:
Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Holt

Simon Whitaker
Eric Lumsden
Sue Merry
Abigail McKern
Character
Hazel
Mrs Conway
Carol
Alan
Madge
Kay
Joan Helford
Gerald Thornton
Ernest Beevers
Robin
Actor
Tessa Peake-Jones
Marcia Warren
Abigail McKern
David Bamber
Susan Uebel
Heather Stoney
Lavinia Bertram
Robin Herford
Jeffrey Robert
Michael Simkins

Notes

It was reported in the media that Alan Ayckbourn had been trying to stage Time & The Conways for a couple of years but rights issues had delayed the production.
The cast included Abigail McKern, daughter of the actor Leo McKern - possibly best known for his television role as Rumpole Of The Bailey - in her first professional acting role. It was reported when he came to see Abigail in the play, he apparently arrived late and was snuck into his seat only to be recognised by the audience and given an impromptu round of applause.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.