Standing Room Only: Significant Productions

This page contains the company details for significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Standing Room Only.

World Premiere (1961)

First performance: 13 July 1961
World premiere: 13 July 1961
Final performance: 8 September 1961
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Stephen Joseph
Costumes: Christine Roland
Design: Stephen Joseph
Music for the Busman’s Anthem: Philip Clifford

Stage Manager: Terry Lane
Assistant Stage Manager: Philip Clifford
Actor
Rosamund Dickson
David Jarrett
Hazel Burt
Stanley Page
Alan Ayckbourn

Character
Neeta
Nemo
Cora
Pa
John


Revival (1963)

First performance: 15 April 1963
Final performance: 29 June 1963
Venue: Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Actor
Elizabeth Bell
David Halliwell
Caroline Smith
Stanley Page
Peter King
Heather Stoney

Character
Neeta
Nemo
Cora
Pa
John
Ellie


London Premiere (1966)

Premiere: 12 June 1966
Venue: British Council - London Overseas Student
Centre
Company: Cygnet Productions

Director: Peter Bevis
Design: Ariane Gastambide

Actor
Alan Gerrard
Heather Stoney
Carol Mauray
Elsie Winsor
Ken Duncan
Jonathan Fryer

Character
Pa
Cora
Nita
Ellie
Paul
John

Note: In 2008, it was discovered Standing Room Only had been performed professionally for one night in 1966 in London; details of this production had previously been unrecorded. The company, Cygnet Productions - commissioned by the British Council - staged professional productions for foreign students highlighting the best of British drama.

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.