Time And Time Again: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Time And Time Again, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently it has been performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere (1971)

First performance: 8 July 1971
World premiere: 8 July 1971
Final performance: 11 September 1971
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn

Stage Manager: Jenny Smith
Deputy Stage Manager: David Millard
Assistant Stage Manager: Gerson Grant

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
Christopher Godwin
Roger Kemp
Eve Shickle
Gil Osborne
Tim Meats

London Premiere (1972)

First performance: 16 August 1972
Premiere: 16 August 1972
Final performance: 3 March 1973
Venue: Comedy Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Eric Thompson
Design: Alan Tagg
Lighting: Mick Hughes

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
Tom Courtenay
Michael Robbins
Bridget Turner
Cheryl Kennedy
Barry Andrews

Tour: Post-West End (1974)

First performance: 18 March 1974
Venue: The Crucible, Sheffield
Staging: End-stage

Director: Roy Patrick
Design: Alan Tagg
Lighting: Paul Vickers
Producer: Cameron Macintosh

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
James Bolam
John Junkin
Ann Windsor
Sue Robinson
Lloyd McQuire

Tour (1983)

First performance: 23 May 1983
Venue: Theatre Royal, Lincoln
Staging: End-stage

Director: Kim Grant
Design: Alan Miller Buford
Lighting: Chris Olney
Producer: Paul Elliott

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
Nigel Cooke
Graeme Eton
Anna Curthoys
Serena Evans
Adam Blackwood

Revival (1986)

First performance: 29 May 1986
Premiere: 29 May 1986
Final performance: 10 September 1986
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Peter Fairchild
Lighting: Mick Thomas
Music: Paul Todd

Stage Manager: Duncan Lewis
Deputy Stage Manager: Pat Fawcett
Deputy Stage Manager: Toni Jay Lewis
Assistant Stage Manager: David Parker
Assistant Stage Manager: Paul Quinn

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
Nigel Cooke
Russell Dixon
Helen Atkinson Wood
Serena Evans
Stephen Mallatratt

Revival (1987)

First performance: 7 January 1987
Premiere: 7 January 1987
Final performance: 17 January 1987
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design (round): Peter Fairchild
Design (proscenium): Clare Bracewell
Lighting: Mick Thomas
Music: Paul Todd

Stage Manager: Duncan Lewis
Deputy Stage Manager: David Parker
Assistant Stage Manager: Jan Dawson

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
Nigel Cooke
Graeme Eton
Anna Curthoys
Serena Evans
Adam Blackwood

Note: Whilst this is ostensibly a revival of the 1986 production for a UK / Canadian tour, it did feature a change in three of the five cast members and the addition of a designer for the end-stage / proscenium tour.

Revival (2005)

First performance: 28 July 2005
Premiere: 2 August 2005
Final performance: 17 September 2005
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Ben Vickers
Music: John Pattison

Company Stage Manager: Dawn Erica Dyson
Deputy Stage Manager: Andy Hall
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa Mellor

Character
Leonard
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Joan
Peter, her fiancé

Actor
Giles New
John Branwell
Eileen Battye
Laura Doddington
Neil Grainger

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.

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