Things We Do For Love: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Things We Do For Love, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently Alan Ayckbourn's plays are performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere (1997)

First performance: 25 April 1997
World premiere: 29 April 1997
Final performance: 13 September 1997
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Fight Direction: Wolf Christian

Stage Manager: Fleur Linden Beeley
Deputy Stage Manager: Dawn Erica Dyson
Assistant Stage Manager: Robbie Cullen

Character
Barbara
Nikki
Hamish
Gilbert

Actor
Joanna Van Gyseghem
Sally Giles *
Cameron Stewart
Barry McCarthy

* During the original run, Sally Giles had to leave the role of Nikki due to pregnancy. She was replaced by Teresa Gallagher.

London Premiere (1998)

Premiere: 3 March 1998
Closed: 22 August 1998
Venue: Gielgud Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Fight Direction: Wolf Christian

Character
Barbara
Nikki
Hamish
Gilbert

Actor
Jane Asher
Serena Evans
Steven Pacey
Barry McCarthy

London Transfer (1998)

Premiere: 26 August 1998
Closed: 30 January 1999
Venue: Duchess Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Mark Rayment (after Alan Ayckbourn)
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Fight Direction: Wolf Christian

Character
Barbara
Nikki
Hamish
Gilbert

Actor
Belinda Lang
Caroline Harker
Alexander Hanson
Adrian McLoughlin

Tour (1999)

Premiere: 15 March 1999
Venue: Richmond Theatre
Staging: End-stage

Director: Mark Rayment (after Alan Ayckbourn)
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Fight Direction: Wolf Christian

Character
Barbara
Nikki
Hamish
Gilbert

Actor
Belinda Lang
Lucy Scott
Andrew Hall
Adrian McLoughlin

Revival / Tour (2014)

Premiere: 16 April 2014
Venue: Theatre Royal, Bath
Staging: End-stage

Director: Laurence Boswell

Character
Barbara
Nikki
Hamish
Gilbert

Understudy
Understudy

Actor
Claire Price
Natalie Imbruglia
Edward Bennett
Simon Gregor

Tracey-Ann Wood
Jack Lewis

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.

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