Taking Steps (1980)

Production Details

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Alan Ayckbourn
No

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

18 June 1980
18 June 1980
20 September 1980
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Alan Ayckbourn

Simon Whitaker
Eric Lumsden
Sue Merry
Abigail McKern
Character
Elizabeth
Mark, her brother
Tristram, a solicitor
Roland, Elizabeth's husband
Leslie, a builder
Kitty, Mark's fiancee
Actor
Marcia Warren
Robin Herford
Michael Simkins
Ronald Herdman
Jeffrey Robert
Lavinia Bertram

Notes

Taking Steps is the only play by Alan Ayckbourn specifically written for in-the-round performance. It can - and has frequently - been performed end-stage, but the playwright feels this is to miss the point of the play.

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