Making Tracks (1981)

Production Details

Author / Lyrics:
Music:
New Play:

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Opening night:
Final performance:
Alan Ayckbourn
Paul Todd
Yes

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

15 December 1981
16 December 1981
9 January 1982
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Company Details

Director:
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Lighting:
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Stage Manager:
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Assistant Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Alan Ayckbourn
Paul Todd
Francis Lynch
Francis Lynch
Michael Holt

Isobel Nimmo
Eric Lumsden
Sue Merry
John Skitt
Character
Rog, a sound engineer
Sandy, a singer
Lennie, a keyboard player
Chris, a drummer
Gus, a guitarist
Stan, an impressario
Wolfe, A businessman
Lace, a good friend
Mrs Witts, a mother
Actor
Peter Ackerman
Lavinia Bertram
Dave Newton
Paul Todd
Iain Hawkins
Roger Llewellyn
Robin Bowerman
Gillian Bevan
Susan Uebel

Notes

Making Tracks was a musical written by Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd inspired by Alan Ayckbourn’s career as a Radio Drama Producer for the BBC in Leeds.
Alan Ayckbourn had always found difficulties in where to put the band for a musical in-the-round; he solved the problem for Making Tracks by making the band an integral part of the play and on stage.
This was the final full-length collaboration between Alan Ayckbourn and the theatre’s Musical Director Paul Todd.

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