Ayckbourn Chronology: 1958

Notable Events

During 1958, Alan Ayckbourn…

rejoined the Library Theatre, Scarborough, for the summer and winter seasons after leaving the Oxford Playhouse.

complained to Stephen Joseph, Artistic Director of the Library Theatre, about the quality of his role in David Campton's Ring Of Roses; Stephen challenged Alan to write his own play with a better role for himself.

wrote a number of unproduced plays (between 1957 and 1959) which included: The Season; Relative Values; Mind Over Murder; The Party Game. Most of these plays are now lost and none have been performed.

became engaged to the actress Christine Roland - another member of the Studio Theatre Ltd company - whilst on tour in September / October to Leicester (immediately prior to this he had been engaged to one of the company's stage management team for several months).

Professional Acting

Darling (Mick)
Oxford Playhouse
Henry IV (Arialdo)
Oxford Playhouse
Cards Of Identity (Stapleton)
Oxford Playhouse
Captain Carvallo (Private Gross)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
Dial M For Murder (Constable Williams)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
Love And Chance (Pasquin)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
The Man With A Flower In His Mouth (Waiter)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
Martine (Alfred)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
Ring Of Roses (Eric)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
Squaring The Circle (Abrahm)
The Library Theatre, Scarborough
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