Love After All (1960)

Production Details

New Play:


First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:
Roland Allen (Alan Ayckbourn)

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

30 June 1960
30 June 1960
3 August 1960
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Company Details


Stage Manager:
Asst. Stage Manager:
Julian Herington

Terry Lane
Martin Carthy
Walter Bagwell
Ida, his maid
Angela, his daughter
Peter Jones
Rupert Hodge
Lo Chin
David Campton
Faynia Jeffery
Hazel Ann Lee
Alan Ayckbourn
David Glover
Derrick Gilbert
Derrick Gilbert


This production marked the shortest period between a play being premiered at the Library Theatre (21 December 1959) and being revived with a different production (30 June 1960).
The director, Julian Herington, apparently disliked the original setting of the play and updated it to a contemporary setting, changing the characters' names and several aspects of the play.
Love After All was Alan Ayckbourn's second full-length, commissioned play. Alan Ayckbourn joined the Studio Theatre Ltd company in 1957 as a stage manager, progressing to actor, later playwright, then director and eventually Artistic Director of the company in 1972.
Love After All was originally scheduled to run at the Library Theatre from 30 June - 6 July, 28 July - 3 August and 8 - 10 September. However, the schedule was extensively altered after the season had begun and Love After All ran for two weeks from 30 June - 13 July before returning from 28 July - 3 August.
Love After All is credited to Roland Allen, a pseudonym used by Alan Ayckbourn during the writing of his first four plays.
Love After All was presented without an interval.


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