Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays, 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: 30 November 1988
World premiere: 30 November 1988
Final performance: 23 December 1988
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Assistant Director: Stephen Mallatratt
Design: Michael Holt
Costumes: Laura McLaughlin
Lighting: Mick Thomas

Character
Suzy
Neville
Mother
Father
Mr Accousticus
Mr Passerby
1st Narrator
2nd Narrator

Actor
Kerry Peers
Adam Godley
Victoria Carling
Richard Brain
Roger Forbes
John Branwell
Graeme Eton
Philip Fox

London Premiere (1989)

Premiere: 30 September 1989
Final performance: 11 November 1989
Venue: Polka Children's Theatre, Wimbledon
Staging: End-stage

Director: Ian Talbot
Design: Simon Higlett
Lighting: Graham Ray
Costumes: Paula Adrianowski

Character
Suzy
Neville
Mother
Father
Mr Accousticus
Mr Passerby
1st Narrator
2nd Narrator

Actor
Penny Gonshaw
Gerald Home
Penny Ryder
John Kearns
George Pensotti
Sam Davies
Peter Stenson
Prudence Rennick

National Theatre (1993)

Premiere: 4 March 1993
Final performance: 19 August 1993
Venue: The Cottesloe, National Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes

Character
Suzy
Neville
Mother
Father
Mr Accousticus
Mr Passerby
1st Narrator
2nd Narrator

Actor
Judith McSpadden
Adam Godley
Georgie Glen
Richard Long
Glyn Grain
John Branwell
Graeme Eton
James Simmons

Revival (1993)

First performance: 24 November 1993
Premiere: 24 November 1993
Final performance: 17 December 1993
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Malcolm Hebden
Assistant Director: Steve Hirst
Design: Jan Bee Brown
Lighting: Jackie Staines
Music: John Pattison

Stage Manager: Philip Rees
Deputy Stage Manager: Jo Alexander
Assistant Stage Manager: Emma Gordon

Character
Suzy
Neville
Mother
Father
Mr Accousticus
Mr Passerby
1st Narrator
2nd Narrator

Actor
Jessica Lloyd
Gary Sefton
Kate Anthony
Milton Cadman
Anthony Venditti
Gordon Reid
Andy Greenhalgh
Simon Day

Revival (2006)

First performance: 6 December 2006
Premiere: 6 December 2006
Final performance: 6 January 2007
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Assistant Director: Andrew Panton
Design: Pip Leckenby
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Sound: Ben Vickers

Stage Manager: Emily Thurlby
Deputy Stage Manager: Andy Hall
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa Mellor

Character
Suzy
Neville
Mother
Father
Mr Accousticus
Mr Passerby
1st Narrator
2nd Narrator

Actor
Anja Rodford
Tom Sherman
Becky Hindley
Mark Stratton
Terence Booth
Adrian McLoughlin
John Branwell
Maggie Service

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.