The Caretaker (1962)

Production Details

Author:
New Play:

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First performance:
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Final performance:
Harold Pinter
No

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

16 August 1962
16 August 1962
22 August 1962
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Stage Manager:
Stage Manager:
Alan Ayckbourn

Arnold Beck
David Wehner
Character
Mick
Aston
Davies
Actor
Peter King
Richard Gill
Stanley Page

Notes

The Caretaker marked the second production of a Pinter play by the Studio Theatre company. The first, The Birthday Party, was actually directed by Harold Pinter himself in 1958 and was only the second professional production of the play following its original disastrous London production. The Birthday Party was only performed on tour by the company though, so The Caretaker marked the first time a Pinter play had been professionally produced and seen in Scarborough.
Stanley Page would later reprise the role of Davies for Alan Ayckbourn in 1976. Alan revived The Caretaker during the first season at the company's new home at the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.