Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


She Stoops To Conquer (1957)

Play: She Stoops To Conquer
Author:
Oliver Goldsmith
Opening Night:
18 March 1957
Venue:
Leatherhead Theatre Club
Staging:
End-stage

Director:
Stafford Byrne

Character
Mrs Hardcastle
Mr Hardcastle
Tony Lumpkin
Kate Hardcastle
Constance Neville
Stingo
Topers
Topers
Marlow
Hastings
Diggory
Roger
Pimple
Jeremy
Sir Charles Marlow

Actor
Gwen Bacon
Michael Bird
Kerry Jordan
Irene Sutcliffe
Patricia Rogers
Michael Marriott
Rodney Wood
Michael Friend
Derek Martinus
Brian Spink
David Crosse
Alan Ayckbourn
Mary West
Michael Friend
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.