Stephen Joseph & The Library Theatre: Productions

This page has details on every production staged at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, whilst Stephen Joseph was Artistic Director / Director of Productions, between 1955 and 1965. Whilst Stephen did not direct every production (click here for details of directed productions), he would have chosen, scheduled and overseen the majority of the seasons' productions.

Every production has its own page with production details, click on the relevant play title to find our more about the production.

Stephen Joseph: Directing

Playwright

Eleanor D Glaser
Ruth Dixon
David Campton
Jurneman (Joan) Winch


Aubrey Colin
Clifford Williams
Eleanor D Glaser
Jean Tardieu
Jurneman Winch (Joan Winch)
David Campton


Tennessee Williams
J.B. Priestley
Catherine Prynne
Ruth Dixon
J.B. Priestley
John Osborne
August Strindberg
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton


Jean Racine
Leo Lehmann
Frederick Knott
Dennis Cannan
Pierre de Marivaux
Luigi Pirandello
J.W. James
Jean Jacques Bernard
David Campton
Valentin Kataev


Harold Pinter
John Van Druten
James Saunders
Hilda Valentine
August Strindberg
David Campton
Roland Allen (Alan Ayckbourn)
Colin Wilson
August Strindberg
Roland Allen (Alan Ayckbourn)
Jean-Paul Sartre
Opening night

14 July 1955
21 July 1955
28 July 1955
11 August 1955


12 July 1956
19 July 1956


26 July 1956
2 August 1956


4 July 1957
11 July 1957
1 August 1957
15 August 1957
10 December 1957
16 December 1957
23 December 1957
30 December 1957






17 March 1958
19 June 1958
26 June 1958
10 July 1958
24 July 1958

7 August 1958
15 December 1958
22 December 1958
29 December 1958


Tour
17 June 1959
25 June 1959

2 July 1959
16 July 1959
30 July 1959
14 December 1959

21 December 1959
28 December 1959
Play Title
1960

‘Prentice Pillar
Wuthering Heights
Love After All
The Ark
A View From The Brink
Out Of The Flying Pan (A View From The Brink) *
Soldier From The Wars Returning (A View From The…) *
Mutatis Mutandis (A View From The Brink) *
Five Finger Exercise
Dad’s Tale *

1961
Victoria Regina
Five Finger Exercise
Four Minute Warning
Mutatis Mutandis (Four Minute Warning)
At Sea (Four Minute Warning)
Little Brother, Little Sister (Four Minute Warning)
Gaslight
Standing Room Only *
Stranger In The Family *
Two For The Seesaw
Double Bill: We’ve Minds Of Our Own *
Double Bill: The Bed Life Of A Mad Boy *
David Copperfield *
The Boys And The Girls *

1962
A Thief In Time *
Double Bill: The Man Of Destiny
Double Bill: O’Flaherty V.C.
Usher *
Double Bill: Nine Floors, Not Counting The Mezzanine *
Double Bill: The Birds And The Well-Wishers *
The Station People *
The Caretaker
The Rainmaker
Death At The New Year *

1963
Fallen Angels
Rollo
A Likely Tale
Comeback *
Necessary Doubt (announced but not produced)
Triple Bill: Who Was Hilary Maconochie?
Triple Bill: Barnstable
Triple Bill: The Pedagogue
Affairs Of State
Beasts
Beasts: The Pelican
Beasts: The Pariah

1964
Double Bill: The Private Ear
Double Bill: The Public Eye
Private Lives
The Tiger And The Horse
Dead And Alive *

1965
Granite
Meet My Father *
March Of Time *
Cock & Bull Story *
Out Of Thin Air
See The Pretty Lights (Out Of Thin Air) *
The Governor’s Lady (Out Of Thin Air)
The Day Dumbfounded Got His Pylon (Out Of Thin Air)
Bitter Harvest
The Play Of Mata Hari *

1966
Amateur Season
Playwright

Ruth Dixon
Jurneman Winch (Joan Winch)
Roland Allen (Alan Ayckbourn)
James Saunders
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
Peter Shaffer
Roland Allen (Alan Ayckbourn)


Laurence Housman
Peter Shaffer
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
David Campton
Patrick Hamilton
Alan Ayckbourn
Norman Horner
William Gibson
William Norfolk
Stockwell Allen
Joan MacAlpine
David Campton


Joan MacAlpine
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
David Campton
William Norfolk
William Norfolk
Richard Gill
Harold Pinter
Richard Nash
R.G. Gregory


Noël Coward
Marcel Archard
Gerald Savory
David Campton
Colin Wilson
James Saunders
James Saunders
James Saunders
Louis Verneuil
August Strindberg
August Strindberg
August Strindberg


Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer
Noël Coward
Robert Bolt
David Campton


Clemence Dane
Alan Ayckbourn
Denys Ives
David Campton
Various
Alan Plater
David Mercer
Henry Livings
Catherine Turney
Mike Stott


Various
Opening night

15 June 1960
23 June 1960
30 June 1960
21 July 1960
4 August 1960



12 December 1960
19 December 1960


12 June 1961
19 June 1961
22 June 1961



29 June 1961
13 July 1961
27 July 1961
10 August 1961
9 September 1961

11 December 1961
26 December 1961


12 June 1962
21 June 1962

28 June 1962
05 July 1962

19 July 1962
16 August 1962
30 August 1962
13 September 1962


11 June 1963
13 June 1963
27 June 1963
11 July 1963
Not produced
25 July 1963


8 August 1963
29 August 1963




4 June 1964

11 June 1964
18 June 1964
30 July 1964


5 July 1965
8 July 1965
15 July 1965
29 July 1965
12 August 1965



26 August 1965
9 September 1965


7 July 1966
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