The Boy Who Fell Into A Book: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's The Boy Who Fell Into A Book, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently it has been performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere: Play (1998)

First performance: 3 December 1998
World premiere: 4 December 1998
Final performance: 9 January 1999
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Christine Wall
Music: John Pattison
Keyboards: Simon Cryer

Character
Kevin
Rockfist Slim
Blunt / Bishop / Wolf / Headless Monk / Narrator
Dad / Gareth / Ebenezer / Daddy Woobly
Monique / Mummy Woobly
Pawn / Queen / Jennet /
Little Red Riding Hood / Baby Woobly

Actor
Charlie Hayes
Richard Derrington
Robert Austin

Julian Forsyth
Nicola Sloane
Dorothy Atkinson

London Premiere: Play (2012)

Premiere: 18 July 2012
Venue: Soho Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Steve Marmion
Design: Hayley Grindle
Lighting: Philip Gladwell

Character
Kevin
Rockfist Slim
Blunt / Bishop / Wolf / Headless Monk / Narrator
Dad / Gareth / Ebenezer / Daddy Woobly
Monique / Mummy Woobly
Pawn / Queen / Jennet /
Little Red Riding Hood / Baby Woobly

Actor
Kerron Darby
Simon Kunz
Hammed Animashaun

To be confirmed
Emma Handy
Joanna Holden

Workshop: Musical (2013)

Workshop: 11 - 16 November 2014
Venue: 3 Mills Studios, London

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Book & Lyrics: Paul James
Music: Cathy Shostak, Eric Angus
Musical Director: Mark Warman

Stage Manager: Lisa Mellor

Character
Kevin
Rockfist Slim
Monique / Mummy Wubbly
White Pawn / White Queen / Jennet / Baby Wubbly
Red Bishop / Gran-Wolf / Narrator
Red Gareth / Rumpelstiltskin /
Ebenezer / Daddy Wubbly

Actor
Evelyn Hoskins
Nicolas Colicos
Janie Dee
Amy Booth Steel

Martyn Ellis
Bill Champion





World Premiere: Musical (2014)

First performance: 18 July 2014
Premiere:
22 July 2014
Final performance: 31 August 2014
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Book & Lyrics: Paul James
Music: Cathy Shostak, Eric Angus
Musical Director: Mark Warman
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Stage Manager: Fleur Linden Beeley
Deputy Stage Manager: Neil Webb
Assistant Stage Manager: Leoni Jai Hamilton

Character
Kevin
Rockfist Slim
Monique / Mummy Wubbly
White Pawn / White Queen / Jennet / Baby Wubbly
Red Bishop / Gran-Wolf / Narrator
Red Gareth / Rumpelstiltskin /
Ebenezer / Daddy Wubbly

The Band
MD / Keyboard
Electric Bass / Acoustic Guitar
Flute / Tenor Sax / bass Clarinet

Actor
Evelyn Hoskins
Nicolas Colicos
Katie Birtill
Natasha J Barnes

John Barr
Stephen Matthews



Mark Warman / Chris Guard
Timothy Dullaway
Anthony Lawton

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.