Just Between Ourselves (1976)

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Alan Ayckbourn

Library Theatre
Lecture Room, Scarborough Library

28 January 1976
28 January 1976
31 January 1976
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Round

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Alan Ayckbourn
Helga Wood

Richard Roscoe
Peter Chadwick
Stephen Lowe
Wendy Murray
Christopher J. Gray

Character
Dennis
Vera, his wife
Neil
Marjorie, Dennis's mother
Pam

Actor
Christopher Godwin
Polly Warren
Malcolm Hebden
Janet Dale
Alison Skilbeck

Notes

> Just Between Ourselves was premiered at the end of the 1975 winter season at the Library Theatre with just six performances (which sold out as soon as they were put on sale). This was intended as a taster for the 1976 summer season when the play was scheduled for a normal run in the repertory.
> Although
Just Between Ourselves was written with the intention of it being staged in-the-round, the original production was staged three-sided (thrust) due to the limitations of the performance space (see note below). When the play was revived during the 1976 summer season in the larger space, Alan Ayckbourn decided to keep it in the thrust configuration for ease and the play was not performed in-the-round in Scarborough until 1996 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round.
> During the 1974 and 1975 winter seasons at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, the Library Committee did not make the venue's Concert Room available; this room being where the Library Theatre had been based since 1955. In its place, a smaller room on the same floor - the Lecture Room - was offered but which could not incorporate theatre-in-the-round with productions performed three-sided (thrust).

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