Woman In Mind: Further Reading

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Published Editions

Woman In Mind
Faber, 1986, ISBN 057114520
Woman In Mind
Samuel French Ltd, 1987, ISBN 0573016623


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.103-107 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.213-219 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.181-187 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Bernard F. Dukore: Alan Ayckbourn: A Casebook*
pp.95-96, 109-110, 147-149 (Garland Pub., 1991, ISBN 0824057597)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.41-44 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.89-91, 106-113 (Assoc. Universities Press, 1991, ISBN0838634796)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.74-76 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.101 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.140-143 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.123-124, 152-153 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
* indicates out of print


Round And Round The Garden
Scarborough Evening News, 10 May 1985
The Danger Of A Good Night In
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 19 July 1985
Ayckbourn - Through Eyes Of A Woman
Graninne O'Kelly, Richmond And Twickenham Chronicle
Ayckbourn: Man With A Woman In Mind
Robin Stringer, Daily Telegraph, 30 August 1986
The Two Alans
City Limits, 11 September 1986
The Morals Of Alan Ayckbourn
Michelle Field, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 May 1987
Disturbing Domestic Inventions Tap Deep Wells Of Black Humour
Ragan Beale, Salisbury Journal, 22 August 1991
Matters Of Life And Death
Jane Edwardes, Time Out, 29 January 2009
Past / Present / Future... Alan Ayckbourn
Michael Coveney, whatsonstage.com, 5 February 2009
Why My Shows Must Go On
Roya Nikkhah, Sunday Telegraph, 8 February 2009
Writing Comedy Is A Serious Business
Mark Shenton, Sunday Express, 22 March 2009

Reviews (world premiere)

New Ayckbourn
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 11 June 1985
In The Mind
Stella Flint, Daily Telegraph, 31 May 1985
Woman In Mind
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 3 June 1985
Savage Spirit Of The Family
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 1 June 1985
Woman In Mind
The Observer, 16 June 1985
Fantasy Replaces Reality - And Turns Hell To Heaven
Scarborough Evening News, 31 May 1985
Woman In Mind
David Jeffels, The Stage, 20 June 1985
Woman In Mind
Sunday Times, 2 June 1985
Ongoing Fantasy Situation
Martin Cropper, The Times, 4 June 1985
Engaging New Ayckbourn Comedy
Dave Barry, Top Trader, 6 June 1985
A Play Of Power And Vision
Mick Gammage, Yorkshire Evening Press, 7 June 1985
Woman In Mind
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post 1 June 1985

Reviews (London premiere)

Fantasy World Of A Vicar's Wife Who Feels Unwanted
Marjorie Idle, Church Of England Newspaper, 12 September 1986
Woman In Mind
City Limits, 11 September 1986
Woman In Mind
Country Life, 18 September 1986
A Feeble Look At A Failing Marriage
Ian Christie, Daily Express, 4 September 1986
The Dream Of A Phantom Family That Knocks Us For Six
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 4 September 1986
A Dream Woman
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 5 September 1986
Woman In Mind
Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 4 September 1986
Driven To The Arms Of A Devil
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 5 September 1986
Dream Of A Neglected Woman
J.C. Trewin, Illustrated London News, October 1986
Ayckbourn's Woman In Mind Comic Descent Into Madness
Michael Billington, International Herald Tribune, 10 September 1986
Woman In Mind
Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1986
New Plays
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 18 September 1986
The Listener, 11 September 1986
Guilt-Edged Invitation
Milton Shulman, London Standard, 4 September 1986
Why The Vicar's Wife Is Worried
London Standard, 29 August 1986
Making A Dream Of A Nightmare
Kenneth Hurren, Mail On Sunday, 7 September 1986
Suburban Descent Into Mawkish Whimsy
Morning Star, 8 September 1986
Woman In Mind
New Statesman, 12 September 1986
Sympathy For The Devil
Michael Ratcliffe, The Observer, 7 September 1986
Woman In Mind
Robert Cushman, Plays And Players, October 1986
Woman In Mind
Punch, 10 September 1986
Spell-Binding Ayckbourn
Richmond And Twickenham News, 8 August 1986
Woman In Mind
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 11 September 1986
Fantasies, Foibles And A Knock-Out Performance
Sunday Express, 7 September 1986
Funny, Disturbing
Francis King, Sunday Telegraph, 7 September 1986
The Serious Art Of British Farce
John Peter, Sunday Times, 7 September 1986
Woman In Mind
Steve Grant, Time Out, 10 September 1986
Laughter In Madness
Irving Wardle, The Times, 4 September 1986
In Extremis
Carol Rumens, Times Literary Supplement, 19 September 1986
Playing Happy Families
Joan Smith, Today, 21 September 1986
Shows Abroad
Variety, 10 September 1986
Light And Dark
What's On, 18 September 1986

Reviews (Revival, Stephen Joseph Theatre 2008)

On The Road
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph, 15 September 2008
Woman In Mind
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 12 September 2008
Woman In Mind
Lisa Marie Hatton, Northern Echo, 15 September 2008
Woman In Mind
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 11 September 2008
Reviving A Masterpiece
Sue Wilkinson, Scarborough Evening News, 10 September 2008
Woman In Mind
Kevin Berry, The Stage, 12 September 2008
Laughter On The Way To The Asylum
Jeremy Kingston, The Times, 17 September 2008
Woman In Mind
Timothy Ramsden, whatsonstage.com, 10 September 2008

Reviews (London revival, Vaudeville Theatre 2009)

Woman In Mind
Paul Callan, Daily Express, 9 February 2009
Laughs On The Road To Madness
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 9 February 2009
Woman In Mind
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, 9 February 2009
Woman In Mind
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, 10 February 2009
Profound Solitude Proves Ayckbourn's Genius Is All In The Mind
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 9 February 2009
Woman In Mind
Michael Coveney, The Independent, 11 February 2009
At Play In The Recesses Of Ones Mind
Matt Wolf, London Theatre Guide, April 2009
Woman In Mind
Claire Allfree, Metro, 25 February 2009
Woman In Mind
John Thaxter, The Stage, 10 February 2009
Woman In Mind
Bill Haggerty, The Sun, 27 February 2009
Sit Back And Enjoy
Tim Walker, Sunday Telegraph, 8 February 2009
Woman In Mind
Caroline McGinn, Time Out, 12 February 2009
A Darkly Comic Escape From Holy Deadlock
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 17 February 2009

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.