Henceforward... (1987)

Production Details

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Alan Ayckbourn
Yes

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

30 July 1987
30 July 1987
31 October 1987
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Alan Ayckbourn
Mick Thomas
Roger Glossop
Paul Todd
Yasmin Hashmi

Duncan Lewis
David Parker
David O'Neill
Braco Dawson
Kate Haswell
Character
Jerome
Lupus
Zoë
Geain, aged 9
Corinna
Mervyn
Geain, aged 13
Rita (voice)
NAN 300F
Actor
Barry McCarthy
Robin Herford
Serena Evans
Victoria Horsfield
Penny Bunton
Michael Roberts
Emma Chambers
Braco Dawson
Herself

Notes

Henceforward... marked the final appearance of long-standing company member Robin Herford as an actor at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round; he appeared in pre-recorded video segments.
The production was directed whilst Alan Ayckbourn was still on his two-year sabbatical at the National Theatre. Prior to accepting the role, he had agreed to return to direct his new play at the theatre in 1987.
The posters for the main-house shows during the summer 1987 (Spokesong, Getting On and Henceforward…) all share a motif of a bike chain-link within the image design - at the instigation of the press officer Russ Allen. To this day, no-one else who has worked at the theatre at the time (or subsequently) appears to have ever known what the purpose of this was for three completely unrelated plays. It is also doubtful whether anyone actually noticed!

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