A Small Family Business: Further Reading


Published Editions

A Small Family Business
Faber, 2014, ISBN 0571154751
A Small Family Business
Faber, 2014, ISBN 0571154751 (ebook)
A Small Family Business
Samuel French Ltd, 1988, ISBN 0573016690
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 1
Faber, 1995, ISBN 0571176801

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.220-223 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.107-113 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.187-193 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Michael Billington: State Of The Nation
pp.315-317 (Faber, 2007, ISBN 9780571210343)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.54-55 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.53-60 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.77-79 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.103, 109 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.143-146 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.126-127, 147-149 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
* indicates out of print

Articles

A Nation Of Shoplifters
Mark Lawson, The Independent, 20 May 1987
The Master Of Suburbia
Lyn Barber, Sunday Express, 24 May 1987
Kaleidoscope
Paul Vaughan, Kaleidoscope (radio), 8 June 1987
Ayckbourn Stays At Centre Stage
Stephen Biscoe, Yorkshire Post, 14 June 2003
Alan Ayckbourn: 'I've Never Been A Political Writer: I'm A Social Writer'
Nicholas Wroe, The Guardian, 29 March 2014
Alan Ayckbourn: 'Britain Now Has An Atmosphere Of Cynicism'
Benedict Nightingale, 1 April 2014, The Times

Reviews (world premiere)

I'll Vote For This Party
Rosalie Horner, Daily Express, 9 June 1987
Innocent Adrift In Big Bang World
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 6 June 1987
It's All In The Family
Charles Osborne, Daily Telegraph, 8 June 1987
A Small Family Business
Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 8 June 1987
A Small Family Business
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 27 November 1987
Detached, Suburban Mister Ayckbourn
Nicholas de Jongh, The Guardian, 8 June 1987
Damp Rot In A Moral Mire
Michael Billington, 28 November 1987
The Worms In The Cabinet
Paul Kemp, 8 June 1986
The Dark Side Of Family Life
Sheridan Morley, International Herald Tribune, 10 June 1987
Funny Foreigners
Jim Hiley, The Listener, 18 June 1987
A Comedy Of Morals
Giles Gordon, London Daily News,8 June 1987
Dirty Deals In The Family
John Walsh, London Evening Standard, 8 June 1987
Family's Profits From Doom
Mail On Sunday, 7 June 1987
A Small Family Business
New York Times, 25 June 1987
The Old Master Of Middle Classes
Lyn Gardner, News On Sunday, 18 May 1987
A Fraud In The Family
Michael Ratcliffe, The Observer, 7 June 1987
A Small Family Business
Sheridan Morley, Plays And Players, August 1987
A Small Family Business
Robert Cushman, Plays International, July 1987
A Warm Welcome Back To A Summer Of Discontent
Sheridan Morley, Punch, 17 June 1987
Polite Applause
Christopher Edwards, The Spectator, 13 June 1987
Gambon Is The Business
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 18 June 1987
A Tricky Business
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 14 June 1987
A Small Family Business
Sunday Telegraph, 14 June 1987
Impressions Of The Englishman
John Peter, Sunday Times, 21 June 1987
The Other Worlds Of Alan Ayckbourn
John Peter, Sunday Times, 24 May 1987
A Small Family Business
Jane Edwardes, Time Out, 10 June 1987
A Small Family Business
Irving Wardle, The Times, 6 June 1987
Changing Places
Hilary Spurling, Times Literary Supplement, 19 June 1987
Broken Families Find A Home On Stage
Matt Wolf, Wall Street Journal, 3 July 1987
Company Of Wolves
What's On, 18 June 1987

Reviews (2014 National Theatre revival)

A Small Family Business
Aleks Sierz, theartsdesk.com, 9 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail, 9 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 9 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, 9 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 9 April 2014
Revival Sells Ayckbourn Short
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 9 April 2014
Alan Ayckbourn Classic Returns To The National
Ian Smith, The Londonist, 10 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Mark Shenton, London Theatre Guide, 9 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Susannah Clapp, The Observer, 13 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Mark Shenton, The Stage (online), 9 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Libby Purves, theatrecat.com, 14 April 2014
A Small Family Business
Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 9 April 2014

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.