Alphabetical Order (1990)

Production Details

Author:
New Play:

Venue:
Location:
Staging:

First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:
Michael Frayn
No

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

13 June 1990
18 June 1990
4 August 1990

Company Details

Director:
Lighting:
Design:

Stage Manager:
Deputy Stage Manager:
Deputy Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Assistant Stage Manager:
Alan Strachan
Jackie Staines
Michael Holt

Richard Pattison
Marina Kilby
Lynda Snowden
Kate Rhodes James
Danny McGrath
Patricia Swales
Character
Leslie
Geoffrey
Arnold
John
Lucy
Nora
Wally
Actor
Georgia Mitchell
Guy Nichols
Timothy Kightley
Simon Dormandy
Clare Clifford
Antonia Permberton
Gordon Reid

Notes

Alphabetical Order marked the first production for the company’s new production manager Alison Fowler; she would go on to become the company’s longest serving person to hold that post working at the theatre between 1990 and 2006.
Set in a newspaper cuttings library, during the second act files of cuttings are emptied all over the stage. It would take 20 minutes to collect all the cuttings and clear up after every performance and another 90 minutes to sort them out and find key files used within the play for the next performance.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust