Ring Of Roses (1958)

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David Campton

Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library

22 December 1958
22 December 1958
27 December 1958
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Round

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Stephen Joseph

Ann Hughesdon

Character
Stacey
Fred
Mum
Eric
Brewster
Milkman

Actor
Faynia Jeffery
David Sutton
Dona Martyn
Alan Ayckbourn
Rodney Wood
Harold Goodwin

Notes

> Ring Of Roses was presented as part of the Library Theatre's 1958 winter season which also included Martine and Squaring The Circle.
> David Campton was the Library Theatre's first writer-in-residence and met Stephen Joseph as a participant in one of his playwriting courses held at the Central School Of Speech And Drama, London, prior to the Library Theatre opening in 1955.
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Ring Of Roses is now believed to be the play which Alan Ayckbourn took offence at his role in, leading him to complain to Stephen Joseph about the quality of his roles with the company. As a result of this, Stephen challenged Alan to write his first play, The Square Cat. For many years, Alan named the offending play as Touch, Wood & Whistle so as not to offend his friend, David Campton.
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Ring Of Roses was presented without an interval.

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