The Girl Next Door: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's The Girl Next Door.

World Premiere (2021)

First performance: 4 June 2021
World premiere: 8 June 2021
Final performance: 3 July 2021
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn (Red Team)
Associate Director: Chelsey Gillard (Blue Team)
Design: Kevin Jenkins
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Sound: Alan Ayckbourn
Sound Associate: Paul Stear

Company Stage Manager: Fleur Linden Beeley
Deputy Stage Manager: Sue Volans
Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Stevens
Rob Hathaway
Alex Hathaway
Alf Tindle
Lily Tindle

Rob Hathaway
Alex Hathaway
Alf Tindle
Lily Tindle
Actor (Red Team)
Bill Champion
Alexandra Mathie
Linford Johnson
Naomi Petersen

Actor (Blue Team)
Michael Hobbs
Eliza McClelland
Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong
Georgia Burnell


Due to the original production taking place in the aftermath of the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown, the production featured two socially bubbled companies (Red and Blue Team). If a member of the Red Team received a positive Covid test, then the Blue Team would take over performances. The companies were individually directed by Alan Ayckbourn (Red) and Chelsey Gillard (Blue). The Blue Team also performed in a limited number of shows within the original schedule.
Unusually, the play returned to the SJT for 6 performances from 1 - 4 September 2021 before touring to the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, from 7 - 18 September 2021.
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.