Hampstead Theatre Club [?]1Prior to 1966, the The Birdwatcher was presented by the Nottingham Playhouse in 1964. Since Barry Kay never designed for this theatre and its company, it is believed that his costume designs were intended for Richard Cottrell's 1966 production for the Hampstead Theatre Club. As the Archive has not been able to locate records verifying the performing company, venue and première date, the details provided above should be considered tentative until definitive data emerge. It is not known whether Kay designed the sets as well.
Set Design: Barry Kay [?]2Barry Kay was assistant to Anne Fraser, whom theatre records list as the sole designer of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. The Archive holds two set designs by Kay for this production – one of the Parlour of a Melbourne House (above), the other of the Interior of the Young & Jacksons Hotel (Australian term for pub). It however remains unclear whether his sets was in fact realized for the stage, and whether he was also assisting in designing the costumes. Research provides conflicting results in that the identical cast is quoted to have performed at two different venues on precisely the same opening date – at the Union Theatre, Melbourne University, and the Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne.
Costumes: Barry Kay (in conjunction with Anne Fraser) [?]