Man of The Moment: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Man Of The Moment, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently Alan Ayckbourn's plays are performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere (1988)

First performance: 10 August 1988
World premiere: 10 August 1988
Final performance: 29 October 1988
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Mick Thomas
Music: Paul Todd

Stage Manager: Vaughan Curtis
Deputy Stage Manager: Kate Haswell
Deputy Stage Manager: David O’Neill
Assistant Stage Manager: Braco Dawson
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Percival

Character
Jill Rillington
Trudy
Kenny Collins
Ruy
Douglas Beechey
Vic Parks
Sharon Griffin
Marta
Ashley Barnes
David

Actor
Lynette Edwards
Lesley Meade
Simon Chandler
Daniel Collings
Jon Strickland
Peter Laird
Shirley-Anne Selby
Doreen Andrew
Peter Forbes
Adam Godley

London Premiere (1990)

Premiere: 14 February 1990
Final performance: 12 January 1991
Venue: The Globe Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Sound: Freya Edwards
Music: Paul Todd

Character
Jill Rillington
Trudy
Kenny Collins
Ruy
Douglas Beechey
Vic Parks
Sharon Griffin
Marta
Ashley Barnes
David

Actor
Samantha Bond
Diane Bull
Simon Chandler
Daniel Collings
Michael Gambon
Peter Bowles
Shirley-Anne Selby
Doreen Andrew
Terence Booth
Paul Stewart
Note: During the course of the run of Man Of The Moment in the West End, the role of Vic's daughter Cindy as variously played by: Laura Hames, Lacie Henning, Diana Endsor, Joanna Relf, Katie Hudson and Rebecca Sabin.

London Recast (1990)

Premiere: August 1990
Final performance: 12 January 1991
Venue: The Globe Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Strachan (based on the original production by Alan Ayckbourn)
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Sound: Freya Edwards
Music: Paul Todd

Character
Jill Rillington
Trudy
Kenny Collins
Ruy
Douglas Beechey
Vic Parks
Sharon Griffin
Marta
Ashley Barnes
David

Actor
Louisa Rix
Diane Bull
David Cunningham
Daniel Collings
Nigel Planer
Gareth Hunt
Shirley-Anne Selby
Tessa Worsley
Terence Booth
Paul Stewart

Revival (2009)

Premiere: 27 July 2009
Venue: Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: James Farncombe
Sound: Paul Arditti

Character
Jill Rillington
Trudy
Kenny Collins
Douglas Beechey
Vic Parks
Sharon Griffin
Ashley Barnes
Marta
Ruy

Actor
Ruth Gibson
Laura Doddington
Christopher Harper
Kim Wall
Malcolm Sinclair
Haz Webb
Matthew Cottle
Sue Whyte
Michael Davies

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.