Comic Potential: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Comic Potential, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently Alan Ayckbourn's plays are performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere (1998)

First performance: 29 May 1998
World premiere: 4 June 1998
Final performance: 27 June 1998
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Kath Geraghty
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Fight Direction: Wolf Christian
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Stage Manager: Helen Reynolds
Deputy Stage Manager: Fleur Linden Beeley
Assistant Stage Manager: Annabel Bolton

Character
Various Actoids / Turkey
Various Actoids / Prostitute
Marmion
Prim Spring
Chandler Tate
Trudi Floote
Carla Pepperbloom
Adam Trainsmith
Jacie Triplethree
Lester Trainsmith

Actor
James Hornsby
Helen Pearson
Bill Champion
Jennifer Luckraft
Keith Bartlett
Pippa Hinchley
Jacqueline King
Nicholas Haverson
Janie Dee
John Branwell

London Premiere (1999)

Premiere: 13 October 1999
Final performance: 3 June 2000
Venue: The Lyric Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Kath Geraghty
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Fight Direction: Wolf Christian
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Character
Various Actoids / Turkey
Various Actoids / Prostitute
Marmion
Prim Spring
Chandler Tate
Trudi Floote
Carla Pepperbloom
Adam Trainsmith
Jacie Triplethree
Lester Trainsmith
Girl in dress shop

Actor
James Hornsby
Helen Pearson
Bill Champion
Eleanor Tremain
David Soul
Becky Hindley
Jacqueline King
Matthew Cottle
Janie Dee
John Branwell
Suzannah Hirst

New York Premiere (2000)

First performance:
Premiere:
24 October 2000
Final performance: 7 January 2001
Venue: Manhattan Theatre Club
Staging: End-stage

Director: John Tillinger
Design: John Lee Beatty
Lighting: Brian MacDevitt
Costumes: Jane Greenwood
Sound: Bruce Ellman
Fight Direction: Rick Sordelet
Choreography: Jeff Calhoun

Character
Jacie Triplethree
Adam Trainsmith
Various Actoids / Turkey
Lester Trainsmith
Marmion
Chandler Tate
Trudi Floote
Carla Pepperbloom
Prim Spring
Various Actoids / Prostitute

Actor
Janie Dee
Alexander Chaplin
John Curless
MacIntyre Dixon
Carson Elrod
Peter Michael Goetz
Mercedes Herrero
Kristine Nielsen
Kellie Overbey
Robin Moseley / Rose Stockton
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.
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