Theatre in the Round at the Library Theatre: 1973

This page contains a more detailed guide to significant events concerning Scarborough's Theatre in the Round at the Library (abbreviated to the Library Theatre on this page) in 1973.


  • 13 January: Dr N. Walsh resigns as Chairman of Scarborough Theatre Trust, having held the position since 1966.
  • Spring: Although dates are unknown, Hull Arts Centre returns to the Library Theatre with two evening performances of Waiting For Godot.
  • Kay Jamieson is appointed the company's second press officer
  • March: Tom Laughton rejoins the board of Scarborough Theatre Trust; he is later appointed chairman of the Trust during August.
  • 6 March: In a meeting of Scarborough Theatre Trust, it is noted the Opera House Preservation Society should be regarded as 'opposition' and likely to be pursuing similar funding opportunities as the Trust.
  • 20 May: The actress Heather Stoney - later Lady Ayckbourn - joins the board of Scarborough Theatre Trust.
  • 18 June: The summer season opens with the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy of plays Fancy Meeting You, Make Yourself at Home (opens 25 June) and Round And Round The Garden (opens 9 July). In 1974, they will be produced under the now famous title The Norman Conquests in London with the plays renamed Table Manners, Living Together and Round And Round The Garden.
  • 6 September: With little progress on the All Saints Church proposal, the architect George Alderson is given permission to draw up plans for a purpose-built 400-seat theatre-in-the-round to be built on land available on Scarborough's The Esplanade; the cost is later estimated at £150,000.
  • 12 - 13 November: Hull Arts Theatre returns with the production Old Time Music Hall Parisian Style.
  • 26 - 27 November: Hull Arts Theatre brings the documentary play Tonight After Dark, by Jim Hawkins to the Library Theatre.
  • Alan Ayckbourn suggests the 1974 season be extended to 40 weeks from May to January.
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