Alan Ayckbourn: Actor

The Ark (1960)

Production Details

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Director:
The Ark
James Saunders

21 July 1960
Library Theatre, Scarborough
Round

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

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.