Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


An Inspector Calls (1957)

Play: An Inspector Calls
Author:
J B Priestley
Opening Night:
11 July 1957
Venue:
Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging:
Round

Director:
Clive Goodwin
Stage Manager: Alan Ayckbourn

Character
Arthur Birling
Gerald Croft
Sheila Birling
Sybil Birling
Eric Birling
Inspector Goole
Edna

Actor
Malcolm Rogers
Frank Mills
Shirley Jacobs
Betty Cardno
Alan Ayckbourn
Rodney Wood
Anne Taylor
Stacks Image 192
Alan (right) in An Inspector Calls
Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust

Quotes & Notes

Alan Ayckbourn joined the Studio Theatre Ltd company at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1957. he was recruited by the stage manager Rodney Wood as as assistant stage manager with occasional acting roles. For most of the plays in the 1957 season, Alan is credited as stage manager. He appeared in two plays, An Inspector Calls and The Ornamental Hermit.
After the end of the 1957 summer season, Alan was employed at the Oxford Playhouse. In early 1958, Alan was asked whether he would return to the Library Theatre and he rejoined the company for the summer season.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.