Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


Frankenstein (1959)

Play: Frankenstein
Author:
David Campton
Opening Night:
16 July 1959
Venue:
Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging:
Round

Director:
Stephen Joseph

Character
Victor
Henri
Elizabeth
Justine
Mme. Couper
M. Clerval
The Creature

Actor
William Elmhirst
Alan Ayckbourn
Dona Martyn
Faynia Jeffery
Ann Hughesdon
David Campton
Stephen Joseph
Stacks Image 192
Alan (right) in Frankenstein
Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust

Quotes & Notes

1959 was a pivotal year in Alan Ayckbourn's theatrical career as it saw the start of his professional writing career with two plays The Square Cat and Love After All. However, the majority of his time was spent acting; writing played a relatively small part in his life (and was not a part that paid the bills!). Alan was based with the Studio Theatre Ltd company at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, for the summer and was intending to play a part in the company's winter season and tour. However, he was called up for National Service after the summer season and although this lasted service just three days in January 1960, by the time he returned to Scarborough, the season was under way, although he did find some work with the company during the tour.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.