Family Circles: Further Reading


Published Editions

Family Circles
Samuel French Ltd, 1997, ISBN 0573017646

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.20-22 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.125-126 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.41-46 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.28-30 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 38847636783)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.78-80 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.22-23 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Sidney Howard White: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.18-19 (Twayne Publishers, 1984, ISBN 080576870X)
* indicates out of print

Programmes (downloads)

World premiere: The Library Theatre, Scarborough (1970)
London premiere: The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (1978)
Scarborough revival: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round (1985)

Reviews (world premiere)

New Comedy Not Up To Writer's Last
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 21 August 1970
The Story So Far…
Merete Bates, The Guardian, 21 August 1970
Ayckbourn Presents Another Winner
Scarborough Evening News, 21 August 1970
New Ayckbourn Comedy
The Stage, 27 August 1970
Musical Chairs Of Married Life
Yorkshire Post, 21 August 1970

Reviews (London premiere)

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Michael Billington, The Guardian, 28 November 1978
Stay Single
Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman, 1 December 1978
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Ann Morley-Priestman, The Stage, 7 December 1978

Reviews (Scarborough revival, 1985)

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Stella Flint, Daily Telegraph, 10 September 1985
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Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 9 September 1985
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Erland Clouston, The Guardian, 7 September 1985
Revived Ayckbourn Explores Marital Strife
Iain Meekley, Scarborough Evening News, 5 September 1985
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David Jeffels, The Stage, 10 October 1985

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.