Alan Ayckbourn: Actor

The Caretaker (1963)

Production Details


First performance:
Final performance:


The Caretaker
Harold Pinter

29 July 1963
3 August 1963

Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Alan Ayckbourn
Peter King
Alan Ayckbourn
Stanley Page

Quotes & Notes

During 1962, the Studio Theatre Ltd company moved from its home at Theatre in the Round at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, to a new permanent venue at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent. Alan Ayckbourn joined the move to the new venue, responsible for writing, directing and acting. Very little is held in Alan Ayckbourn's personal archive about the plays he was involved in during 1963 and there are no programmes, press cuttings or reviews of the shows held in archive.

1963 marked the last year Alan did any substantial amount of acting prior to his retiring from acting to concentrate on writing and directing from 1964 onwards.

The Caretaker was a revival of Alan Ayckbourn's production at the Victoria Theatre during autumn 1962 - which in itself has originated at Theatre in the Round at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, during the summer of 1962. It was advertised as a 'special revival for the last week of the season.'

This production was also presented in Darlington Hall during June 1963.

Information for this page has been provided by The Michael T Mooney Archive.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.