Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


The Rainmaker (1957)

Play: The Rainmaker
Author:
N. Richard Nash
Opening Night:
13 May 1957
Venue:
Leatherhead Theatre Club
Staging:
End-stage

Director:
Stafford Byrne

Character
H.C. Curry
Noah Curry
Jim Curry
Lizzie Curry
File
Sherriff Thomas
Bill Starbuck

Actor
Richard Vernon
George Cooper
Alan Ayckbourn
Phyllis Partridge
Derek Martinus
David Crosse
Michael Allinson

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.