Alan Ayckbourn: Actor


The Caretaker (1963)

Play: The Caretaker
Author: Harold Pinter
Opening Night:
Autumn 1962
Venue:
Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
Staging:
Round

Director:
Alan Ayckbourn

Character
Mick
Aston
Davies

Actor
Peter King
Alan Ayckbourn
Stanley Page
Stacks Image 192

Programme for The Caretaker.
Copyright: Studio Theatre Ltd


Quotes & Notes

In 1962, the Studio Theatre Ltd company moved from its home at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, to a new permanent venue at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent. Alan Ayckbourn joined the move and was an associate director at 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 few programmes, press cuttings or reviews of the shows held in archive.
1963 was 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 Library Theatre, Scarborough, during the summer of 1962. When Studio Theatre Ltd moved to its first permanent home at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, in autumn 1962, a number of productions from that summer in Scarborough were revived. For the revival of The Caretaker, the role of Aston was taken by Alan Ayckbourn as the original actor, Peter Gill, had not joined the company in Stoke-on-Trent. This production was also presented in Darlington Hall in June 1963.

Information for this page has been provided by The Michael T Mooney Archive.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.