Suburban Strains: Further Reading


Published Editions

Suburban Strains
Samuel French Ltd, 1982, ISBN 0573180288

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.65-69 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.185-188 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.142-144 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.77 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.70-71 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Sidney Howard White: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.24-28 (Twayne Publishers, 1984, ISBN 080576870X)
* indicates out of print

Articles

Those Hums In The Night
Lynne Curry, Scarborough Evening News, 1 January 1980
Strains To New Effect
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 15 January 1980
The Essentially Ambiguous Response
Anthony Masters, The Times, 4 February 1981
Ayckbourn, With Music
Ray Connolly, Sunday Times, 8 February 1981

Reviews (world premiere)

Ayckbourn Says It With Music
Gerard Dempsey, Daily Express, 26 January 1980
Suburban Strains
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 28 January 1980
Suburban Strains
Drama, April 1980
Suburban Strains
Antony Thorncroft, Financial Times, 24 January 1980
Suburban Strains
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 21 January 1980
Good Time
Paul Allen, New Statesman, 25 January 1980
Suburban Strains
Ian Watson, Now, 1 February 1980
Distant Laughter
Robert Cushman, The Observer, 27 January 1980
Suburban Strains A Perfect Smasher
Iain Meekly, Scarborough Evening News, 19 January 1980
Suburban Strains
David Jeffels, The Stage, 14 February 1980
Suburban Strains
Irving Wardle, The Times, 19 January 1980
Ayckbourn On Winner
David Jeffels, Yorkshire Evening Post, 23 January 1980
Ayckbourn Third Time Lucky
David Jeffels, Yorkshire Evening Press, 19 January 1980
Ayckbourn Achieves A New Dimension
Yorkshire Gazette, 24 January 1980
Suburban Strains
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 21 January 1980

Reviews (London premiere)

Self Parody?
Country Life, 12 March 1981
So We All Feel Sorry For The Real Rueful Lavinia
Daily Telegraph, 6 February 1981
Suburban Strains
B.A. Young, Financial Times, 6 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 6 February 1981
Conversations Past And Present
David Nathan, Jewish Chronicle, 13 February 1981
Sad Refrains
John Elsom, The Listener, 12 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Morning Star, 12 February 1981
Alan's New Key
Milton Shulman, New Standard, 6 February 1981
Suburban Strains
New Statesman, 13 February 1981
Jugular Vein
Robert Cushman, The Observer, 8 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Punch, 25 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 12 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Sunday Telegraph, 8 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Sunday Times, 8 February 1981
Suburban Strains
Ned Chaillet, The Times, 02 June 1981
Side By Side In Scarborough
Hilary Spurling, Times Literary Supplement, 13 January 1981

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.