Jeeves / By Jeeves: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals Jeeves & By Jeeves, 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.

Jeeves World Premiere (1975)

World Premiere
First performance: 20 March 1975
World premiere: 22 March 1975
Final performance: 5 April 1975
Venue: Bristol Hippodrome

London Premiere
Premiere:
22 April 1975
Closed: 24 May 1975
Venue: Her Majesty's Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Eric Thompson
Book & Lyrics: Alan Ayckbourn
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Set & Design: Voytek
Choreography: Christopher Bruce
Lighting: Robert Ornbo
Sound: David Collison
Executive Producer: Bob Swash

Character
Bertie Wooster
Jeeves
Harold "Stinker" Pinker
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Sir Roderick Spode
Honoria Glossop
Seppings, the butler
Ramsay, the parlourmaid
Dawkins, the kitchenmaid
Madeleine Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Bingo Little
Aunt Dahlia *
Sharkey, a gardener's boy
Cropper, a Gardener's boy
The Drones Club

* This role was cut from the London production

Actor
David Hemmings
Michael Aldridge
Gordon Clyde
Christopher Good
Bill Wallis
John Turner
Angela Easterling
Graham Hamilton
Elaine Louden
Jini Steel
Gabrielle Drake
Debbie Bowen
David Wood
Betty Marsden
Peter Kosta
Brett Forrest
Derek Beard, Bill Boazman, John Dicks, David Cordwell, Sam Cox, Terry Wood
For details of the orchestration used for Jeeves, click here.

By Jeeves World Premiere (1996)

First performance: 24 April 1996
Premiere: 1 May 1996
Final performance: 1 June 1996
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Assistant Director: Nichola Treherne
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Musical Director: Kate Young
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Sound: Richard Ryan
Costumes: Louise Belson
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Stage Manager: Michael Townsend
Deputy Stage Manager: Erica Fletcher
Assistant Stage Manager: Stephanie Bateson

Character
Bertram Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Bingo Little
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeline Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Harold ‘Stinker’ Pinker
Cyrus Budge III Jnr
Izzie Nutledge

Actor
Steven Pacey
Malcolm Sinclair
Lucy Tregear
Nick Haverson
Simon Day
Bob Austin
Diana Morrison
Cathy Sara
Richard Long
Nic Colicos
Kate Young

For details of the orchestration used for By Jeeves, click
here.

Workshop (1995)

Workshop date: 16 September 1995
Venue: N/A
Staging: N/A

Director: Alan Ayckbourn

Character
Bertram Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Bingo Little
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeline Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Harold ‘Stinker’ Pinker
Cyrus Budge III Jnr

Actor
Steven Pacey
Malcolm Sinclair
Janie Dee
Nick Haverson
Simon Day
Bob Austin
Diana Morrison
Cathy Sara
James Buller
Nic Colicos

London Premiere (1996)

Premiere: 2 July 1996
Final performance: 28 September 1996
Venue: Duke Of York's Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Louise Belson
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Character
Bertram Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Bingo Little
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeline Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Harold ‘Stinker’ Pinker
Cyrus Budge III Jnr

Actor
Steven Pacey
Malcolm Sinclair
Lucy Tregear
Nick Haverson
Simon Day
Bob Austin
Diana Morrison
Cathy Sara
Richard Long
Nic Colicos

London Transfer (1996)

Premiere: 3 October 1996
Final performance: 22 February 1997
Venue: Lyric Theatre, London
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Louise Belson
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Character
Bertram Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Bingo Little
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeline Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Harold ‘Stinker’ Pinker
Cyrus Budge III Jnr

Actor
Steven Pacey
Malcolm Sinclair
Lucy Tregear
Nick Haverson
Simon Day
Bob Austin
Diana Morrison
Cathy Sara
Richard Long
Nic Colicos

North American Premiere (1996)

Premiere: 17 October 1996
Venue: The Norma Terris Theater, Chester,
Connecticut
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Louise Belson
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Character
Bertie Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Harold “Stinker” Pinker
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeleine Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Bingo Little
Cyrus Budge III Junior
Ozzie Nutledge

Actor
John Scherer
Malcolm Sinclair / Richard Kline
Donna Lynne Champlin
Ian Knauer
Kevin Ligon
Mervyn Goldsmith
Nancy Anderson
Emily Loesser
Randy Redd
Jonathan Stewart
Michael O’Flaherty

New York Premiere (2001)

Premiere: 28 October 2001
Final performance: 30 December 2001
Venue: Helen Hayes Theater, New York
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Louise Belson
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Character
Bertie Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Harold “Stinker” Pinker
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeleine Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Bingo Little
Cyrus Budge III Junior

Actor
John Scherer
Martin Jarvis
Donna Lynne Champlin
Ian Knauer
James Kall
Sam Tsoutsouvas
Becky Watson
Emily Loesser
Don Stephenson
Steve Wilson

Revival (2017)

First performance: 6 October 2017
Premiere: To be confirmed
Final performance: 4 November 2017
Venue: Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Musical Director: Steven Edis
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Costumes: Caroline Hughes
Choreography: Sheila Carter

Character
Bertie Wooster
Jeeves
Honoria Glossop
Harold “Stinker” Pinker
Gussie Fink-Nottle
Sir Watkyn Bassett
Madeleine Bassett
Stiffy Byng
Bingo Little
Cyrus Budge III Junior

Actor
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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.