Joking Apart (1978)

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Alan Ayckbourn

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)

23 May 1978
23 May 1978
30 September 1978
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Round

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Alan Ayckbourn
David Millard
Frances Upton

Janet Fox
Christopher Gray
Dee Marsden
Derek Scriminger

Character
Richard
Anthea
Hugh
Louise
Sven
Olive
Brian
Melody / Mandy / Mo

Actor
John Arthur
Alison Skilbeck
Malcolm Hebden
Shelagh Stuttle
Robert Austin
Heather Stoney
Robin Herford
Fiona Mathieson

Notes

> This was a revival of the world premiere production which opened in January at the theatre. The company was unchanged with the exception of Heather Stoney taking over Annette Badland's role.
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Joking Apart is set in a garden, complete with tennis court. For the original run in January 1978, it was deemed cheaper to lay real turf on stage for the unbroken run of the production rather than artificial grass. However, for its revival during the summer of 1978, artificial grass had to be utilised as it was playing in repertory with the summer's other productions.

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