The Revengers' Comedies: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's The Revengers' Comedies, 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 (1989)

First performance: 5 (pt.1) / 6 (pt.2) June 1989
World premiere: 13 June 1989
Final performance: 23 September 1989
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Liz da Costa

Stage Manager: Vaughan Curtis
Deputy Stage Manager: Natasha Bettering
Deputy Stage Manager: Lynda Snowden
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Percival
Assistant Stage Manager: Mike Locke
Assistant Stage Manager: Marina Kilby

Character
Henry Bell
Karen Knightly
Bruce Tick
Mrs Bulley / Winnie
Norma / Tracey
Oliver, Karen’s brother
Lady Ganton / Veronica
Colonel Marcus Lipscott
Percy Cutting
Councillor Teale/ Hilary Tick
Anthony Staxton-Billing
Imogen Staxton-Billing
Lydia Lucas
Graham / Jeremy

Actor
Jon Strickland
Christine Kavanagh
Jeff Shankley
Doreen Andrew
Claire Skinner
Adam Godley
Ursula Jones
Donald Douglas
Martin Sadler
Alwyne Taylor
Rupert Vansittart
Elizabeth Bell
Frances Jeater
Frank Lazarus

London Premiere (1991)

Premiere: 16 (pt.1) / 17 (pt.2) October 1991
Final performance: 4 January 1992
Venue: The Strand Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Lindy Hemming

Character
Henry Bell
Karen Knightly
Percy Cutting
Mrs Bulley / Winnie
Norma, a servant
Oliver, Karen’s brother
Lady Ganton / Lydia Lucas
Colonel Marcus Lipscott
Councillor Teale / Hilary
Anthony Staxton-Billing
Imogen Staxton-Billing
Tracey Willingforth
Bruce Tick
Graham / Jeremy
Veronica Webb
Fireman / Motor-Cyclist
Eugene Chase

Actor
Griff Rhys Jones
Lia Williams
Raymond Sawyer
Doreen Andrew
Rose Keegan
Adam Godley
Lavinia Bertram
Jeffry Wickham
Hazel Ellerby
Rupert Vansittart
Joanna Lumley
Nina Young
Jeff Shankley
Geoffrey Whitehead
Jennifer Piercey
Christopher Birch
Nicholas Palliser
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.