The Divide (2015)

Production Details

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Gala performance:
Alan Ayckbourn
Yes

Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Round
Three-sided

27 September 2015

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Alan Ayckbourn
Katherine Dunn-Mines
Tigger Johnson
Rebecca Cartwright

Fleur Linden Beeley
Sue Volans
Emma Lang
Character
Walsice / Tana / Marzin / Doctor
Giella
Fergo / S. Jagg / Walby
Tutor Morden / Vint / Brigadier
Hort / Teacher Ollishaw / Mondrian
Clerk
Soween
Sassa
Mama Chayza
Young Soween
Editor / Donal / Chief Diver
Axi / Cllr Grosh
Mapa Kest
Desolia / Talyed
Elihu
Tutor Rudgrin / Doagul / Dern
Older Soween
Young Elihu

Understudy
Actor
Stephen Billington
Elizabeth Boag
Andy Cryer
Russell Dixon
Laura Doddington
Katherine Dunn-Mines
Terenia Edwards
Ruth Gibson
Liza Goddard
Velevet Hebditch
Paul Kemp
Emma Manton
Alexandra Mathie
Fleur Mould
James Powell
Richard Stacey
Heather Stoney
Sam Tennant

Jaye Lewis

Notes

The Divide is a prose work which Alan Ayckbourn described as a narrative for voices. It was presented for just one performance on 27 September 2015 as part of the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
Originally advertised to run for 6.5 hours (including three intervals and a supper break), the event actually ran for 8.5 hours.
Given it was not conceived as a stage work, this gala performance is considered as the first public reading of the piece with a semi-staged, rehearsed reading. The actual theatrical premiere of The Divide is considered to be the theatrical adaptation of The Divide produced by The Old Vic in 2017 and staged at the Edinburgh International Festival.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.