How The Other Half Loves: Archive Images

A collection of archive material, posters, rehearsal and production images pertaining to Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves. The Archive Images page is presented in association with the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York where the Ayckbourn Archive is held. Click on an image to expand.

How The Other Half Loves (1969)

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A report in The Stage, published on 3 July 1969, noting the new Ayckbourn play had finally been named How The Other Half Loves - just three weeks before its world premiere!

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A letter to Alan Ayckbourn from his literary agent Margaret 'Peggy' Ramsay, dated 28 July 1969, offering congratulations on How The Other Half Loves. Peter Bridge, referenced in the letter, had produced Relatively Speaking in the West End but had previously declined to produce plays he thought might be difficult to transfer no matter their appeal.

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A contact sheet of possible publicity images for the world premiere of How The Other Half Loves at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1969.

Photographer: Ken Boden (© Scarborough Theatre Trust)
Holding: The Bob Watson Archive

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The classic image from How The Other Half Loves with the table representing two dinner parties over two nights. The image is taken from the world premiere production at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1969.

Photographer: Ken Boden (© Scarborough Theatre Trust)
Holding: The Bob Watson Archive

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A flyer for the pre-West End tour of How The Other Half Loves in 1969. Despite being conceived as an ensemble piece by Alan Ayckbourn, the West End was entirely promoted and centred on the actor Robert Morley.

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The Times newspaper report from 7 August 1970 reporting on how Alan Ayckbourn nearly missed the West End premiere of How The Other Half Loves due to rushing to complete his new play for Scarborough.

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Robert Morley as Frank Foster in the West End premiere of How The Other Half Loves.

Photographer: Angus McBean
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The Playbill cover for the Broadway premiere of How The Other Half Loves in 1972. It starred Phil Silvers & Sandy Dennis. This marked Alan Ayckbourn's debut on Broadway.

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Sandy Dennis as Teresa & Phil Silvers as Frank in the Broadway premiere of How The Other Half Loves in 1972.

Photographer: Richard S Morse
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The programme cover for the Greenwich Theatre's 1988 revival of How The Other Half Loves. This production would transfer to the West End marking the first time an Ayckbourn play had been produced twice in the West End.

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The dinner scene from Alan Ayckbourn's 2007 revival of How The Other Half Loves at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

Photographer: Tony Bartholomew
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Tamzin Outhwaite as Teresa & Nicholas de Provost as Frank in the 2016 West End revival of How The Other Half Loves.

Photographer: Alastair Muir
Holding: Ayckbourn Digital Archive

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The Archive Images page is presented in association with the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, where the Ayckbourn Archive is held.

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