Time & Time Again (1971)

Production Details

New Play:


First performance:
Opening night:
Final performance:
Alan Ayckbourn

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

8 July 1971
8 July 1971
11 September 1971
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Company Details


Stage Manager:
Deputy Stage Manager:
Asst. Stage Manager:
Alan Ayckbourn

Jenny Smith
David Millard
Gerson Grant
Graham, his brother-in-law
Anna, his sister
Peter, her fiance
Christopher Godwin
Roger Kemp
Eve Shickle
Gil Osborne
Tim Meats


Time & Time Again was the only production directed by Alan Ayckbourn during the 1971 summer season at the Library Theatre, primarily due to his commitments to his first transfer of a play - How The other Half Loves - to North America.
It was the first production to have a water feature on stage at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in the form of a small pond; early in the play's run, this leaked overnight into the reading room of Scarborough public library directly beneath the Concert Room at the venue where the Library Theatre was based.
The image above is a publicity shot for the production featuring the entire company on the roof of Scarborough Library.
This production marked the debut of Christopher Godwin with the company who would go on to originate some of the most famous Ayckbourn characters, such as Norman in The Norman Conquests and Dennis in Just Between Ourselves.
The 1971 season was overseen by Caroline Smith as the Director Of Productions (Artistic Director). She directed all but one of the plays - Time & Time Again - and was the final person to be seasonally appointed to this role before Alan Ayckbourn was appointed Artistic Director in 1972 through to 2009.


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