Joking Apart (1978)

Production Details

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Alan Ayckbourn
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Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)
Round

11 January 1978
12 January 1978
4 February 1978
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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
Annette Badland
Robin Herford
Fiona Mathieson

Notes

Joking Apart is set in a garden, complete with tennis court. For the original production, it was deemed cheaper to lay real turf on stage for the unbroken run of the production rather than artificial grass. When the play was revived during the summer 1978 season, artificial grass had to be used though as the play was in repertory.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust