Intimate Exchanges: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Intimate Exchanges, 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 (1982)

First performance: 3 June 1982
World premiere: 3 June 1982
Final performance: 1 October 1983
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Edward Lipscomb
Lighting: Francis Lynch
Music: Paul Todd

Stage Manager: Isobel Nimmo
Deputy Stage Manager: Eric Lumsden
Assistant Stage Manager: Anneke Harrison
Assistant Stage Manager: Jeff Golding

Character
Miles Coombes
Toby Teasdale
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick
Reg Schooner
Sylvie Bell
Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Irene Pridworthy
Josephine Hamilton

Actor
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram

London Premiere (1984)

Premiere: 11 June 1984
Venue: Greenwich Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Edward Lipscomb
Lighting: Francis Lynch
Music: Paul Todd

Character
Miles Coombes
Toby Teasdale
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick
Reg Schooner
Sylvie Bell
Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Irene Pridworthy
Josephine Hamilton

Understudy
Understudy

Actor
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram

Geraldine Wright
Hugh Beverton

London Transfer (1984)

Premiere: 14 August 1984
Final performance: 16 February 1985
Venue: Ambassador's Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Edward Lipscomb
Lighting: Francis Lynch
Music: Paul Todd

Character
Miles Coombes
Toby Teasdale
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick
Reg Schooner
Sylvie Bell
Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Irene Pridworthy
Josephine Hamilton

Actor
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram

Note: The production has a short break closing on 6 October 1984 before re-opening on 29 October 1984 at the same venue.

Revival (2006)

First performance: 27 April 2006
Premiere: 2 May 2006
Final performance: 5 May 2007
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director (2006): Tim Luscombe
Director (2007): Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Ben Vickers

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

Character
Miles Coombes
Toby Teasdale
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick
Reg Schooner
Sylvie Bell
Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Irene Pridworthy
Josephine Hamilton

Actor
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst

New York Premiere (2007)

Premiere: 31 May 2007
Final performance: 1 June 2007
Performances: 34
Venue: 59E59 Theaters

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Tim Luscombe
Assistant Director: Joe Douglas
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Ben Vickers

Company Stage Manager: Emily Vickers
Deputy Stage Manager: Andy Hall
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa Mellor

Character
Miles Coombes
Toby Teasdale
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick
Reg Schooner
Sylvie Bell
Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Irene Pridworthy
Josephine Hamilton

Actor
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Bill Champion
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst
Claudia Elmhirst

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.

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