Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


Stranger In The Family (1961)

Play: Stranger In The Family
Author: Norman Horner
Opening Night:
27 July 1961
Venue:
Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging:
Round

Director:
Terry Lane

Character
Peggy Burton
Ken Burton
Edna Burton
Toby Hart
Dick Letts

Actor
Hazel Burt
Stanley Page
Rosamund Dickson
Alan Ayckbourn
David Jarrett
Stacks Image 192
Alan in Stranger In The Family
Copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust

Quotes & Notes

1961 saw Alan Ayckbourn's professional career began to move away from acting to what he is most well-known for. Although still predominantly an actor with Studio Theatre Ltd at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, he was also writing and directing for the company. 1961 saw the premiere of his fourth play and his debut as a director with a production of Gaslight.

Review extract from The Stage (3 August 1961)
"Alan Ayckbourn hovers on the edge of the play, contributing genial touches of sarcasm."

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.