The Sparrow (1967 play)

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The Sparrow
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Characters Ed
Date premiered 13 July 1967
Place premiered Library Theatre, Scarborough
Original language English
Subject Love, revenge, manipulation
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The Sparrow is a 1967 play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. It has since been withdrawn from production by Ayckbourn.[1]


In The Sparrow Ed brings home Evie, who he has just met after having had a one night stand with his flatmate, Tony's, wife Julia. Tony takes revenge on both Ed and Julia by employing Evie in a non-existent business.[2]

Main characters[edit]

  • Ed, a bus conductor
  • Evie, a young woman whom Ed met at a dance
  • Tony, a businessman, Ed's flatmate
  • Julia, Tony's wife


Ayckbourn directed the world première of The Sparrow on 13 July 1967 at the Library Theatre Scarborough, with the following cast:[3]


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