Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


Martine (1958)

Play: Martine
Author:
Jean Jacques Bernard
Opening Night:
15 December 1958
Venue:
Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging:
Round

Director:
Stephen Joseph

Character
Martine
Julien
Alfred
Madame Mervan
Jeanne

Actor
Dona Martyn
David Sutton
Alan Ayckbourn
Ann Summers
Faynia Jeffery
Stacks Image 192
Alan (right) in Martine
Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust

Quotes & Notes

Having rejoined the Library Theatre, Scarborough, for the 1958 summer season, Alan remained with the company for its winter season at the Library Theatre followed by a regional tour.
For the first time, Alan was employed purely as an actor (although given the nature of the company, it is likely he was still involved in occasional stage management and technical work).

Review extract from the Evening Sentinel (3 February 1959)
"Martine's ever-faithful country lad was handled with carefully rough edges by Alan Ayckbourn."

Review extract from the Birmingham Post (27 January 1959)
"I must praise, too, the playing of Alan Ayckbourn and Faynia Jeffery as village lover and urban fiancée."

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.