Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


Flare Path (1957)

Play: Flare Path
Author:
Terence Rattigan
Opening Night:
25 March 1957
Venue:
Leatherhead Theatre Club
Staging:
End-stage

Director:
Stafford Byrne

Character
Countess Skriczevinsky
Peter Kyle
Mrs Oakes
Sgt. Dusty Miller
Percy
Count Skriczevinsky
Flt. Lt. Teddy Graham
Patricia Graham
Mrs Miller
Sqn. Ldr. Swanson

Actor
Betty Bowden
David Crosse
Betty Romaine
Kerry Jordan
Alan Ayckbourn
Brian Spink
Derek Martinus
Phyllis Partridge
Hazel Vincent Wallace
George Cormack

Quotes & Notes

"I did quite a lot of acting [at the Leatherhead Theatre Club]: Percy in Flare Path, that boy in The Rainmaker, Jimmy Curry, and the coloured servant, Sanyamo, in South Sea Bubble. It was weekly rep again, but I worked with a lot of good people there [at Leatherhead]. Actors are quite generous people, really: they do tend to help. Sometimes it's terribly misguided help, but they're always there to say, 'If you take my tip, kid, don't enter that way, it doesn't look so good.' So I was learning."
(Conversations With Ayckbourn', 1981)

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.