Alan Ayckbourn: Actor

The Dumb Waiter (1963)

Play: The Dumb Waiter
Author: Harold Pinter
Opening Night:
10 September 1963
Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Peter Cheeseman


Alan Ayckbourn
Stanley Page
Stacks Image 192
Alan (right) in The Dumb Waiter
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 and there are no 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 Dumb Waiter was presented as a double bill with Harold Pinter's The Collection.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.