Meet My Father (1965)

Production Details

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Alan Ayckbourn
Yes

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

8 July 1965
8 July 1965
11 August 1965
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Stephen Joseph
Clive Goodhead

Valerie Fletcher
Character
Greg
Gina
Philip
Sheila
Actor
Peter King
Joanne Tope
David Jarrett
Catherine Naish

Notes

Meet My Father was the original title for Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking; the playwright's first major West End hit. The title was altered for the West End production in 1967 as the producer Peter Bridge felt Meet My Father was "too provincial."
Meet My Father was the final play to be directed by Stephen Joseph before his death in October 1967. He did live long enough to see his protege enjoy his first West End success with the same play, which set Alan Ayckbourn on the path to take over as Artistic Director of the Library Theatre in 1972.
Meet My Father was originally titled Meet My Mother before Alan Ayckbourn decided to change just prior to advertising materials being produced.
Meet My Father was presented without an interval.

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