Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


The Ark (1960)

Play: The Ark
Author:
James Saunders
Opening Night:
21 July 1960
Venue:
Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging:
Round

Director:
Stephen Joseph

Character
Noah
Ham
Shem
Shem's Wife
Japheth
Japheth's wife

Actor
David Campton
Derrick Gilbert
David Glover
Hazel Anne Lee
Alan Ayckbourn
Faynia Jeffery
Stacks Image 192
Alan in The Ark
Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust

Quotes & Notes

During 1960, Alan Ayckbourn's career was predominantly concentrated on acting at the Library Theatre, Scarborough. He was part of the acting company in both the summer and winter seasons and his playwriting was limited to one show, Dad's Tale, during the winter season.

Review extract from unknown publication (July 1960)
"White-haired and bearded, David Campton made an impressive Noah. Light relief was introduced by Derrick Gilbert as Ham, the youngest son. The other two sons, Japheth, the worker, and Shem, the thinker, were dramatically portrayed by Alan Ayckbourn and David Glover."

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.