Woman In Mind (2008)

Production Details

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Alan Ayckbourn
No

Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Round
Round

4 September 2008
9 September 2008
4 October 2008

Company Details

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Alan Ayckbourn
Roger Glossop
Mick Hughes
Jennie Boyer

Fleur Linden Beeley
Sue Volans
Rowena Rickson
Character
Susan
Bill
Gerald
Muriel
Rick
Andy
Tony
Lucy
Actor
Janie Dee
Paul Kemp
John Branwell
Joanna David
Dominic Hecht
Bill Champion
Martin Parr
Perdiata Avery

Notes

Woman In Mind was originally intended to be revived as part of the 2006 autumn / winter season and Janie Dee had agreed to play the role of Susan. However, Alan Ayckbourn suffered a stroke in February 2006 and as a result, the plans for the 2008 autumn / winter season were changed. This led to the revival of Woman In Mind being delayed.
2008 marked Alan Ayckbourn's final full year as the Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. As a result, the summer and winter season's plays were dedicated to his work.
This production transferred to the West End in January 2009 with the same company (although Lavinia Bertram took over the role of Muriel after Joanna David dropped out due to ill-health). It marked a rare example of the original Scarborough company transferring to London and - as of writing - was the final time Alan Ayckbourn directed in the West End.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.