The Caretaker (1962)

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Harold Pinter

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

16 August 1962
16 August 1962
22 August 1962
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Round

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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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