How The Other Half Loves: Further Reading


Published Editions

How The Other Half Loves*
Evans Plays, 1972, ISBN 0237749602
How The Other Half Loves
Samuel French Ltd, 1982, ISBN 0573111669

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.16-20 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.122-125, 129-130 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.31-41, 47-49 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Michael Billington: State Of The Nation
pp.199-200 (Faber, 2007, ISBN: 978-0571210343)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn
pp.16-19 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.65-67 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.19-21 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.58-67 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Sidney Howard White: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.34-41 (Twayne Publishers, 1984, ISBN 080576870X)
* indicates out of print

Programmes (download)

World premiere: The Library Theatre (1969)
West End premiere: Lyric Theatre (1970)

Articles

A Writer With Coward Flair
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 26 June 1970
Farceur, Relatively Speaking
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 7 August 1970
British Dramatists
John Russell Taylor, Plays And Players, December 1970
Author Of New Wilbur Comedy Takes Amused View Of Domestic Rivalry
Ann Beierfield, Boston Sunday Advertiser, 7 March 1971
England's Neil Simon Downgrades Laugh Talent
Edgar Driscoll, Boston Sunday Globe, 7 March 1971
From Britain To Boston
Samuel Hirsch, Boston Traveller, 7 March 1971
Scarborough Fare
Michael Coveney, Plays And Players, 1 September 1975
Game For A Laugh
Ciaran Carty, Sunday Tribune, 17 August 1986
Scenes In A World Of Change
Terry Grimley, Birmingham Post, 26 August 1989
Confessions Of A Movie Buff
Mark Shenton, Plays International, 1 July 2000
Aycking With Laughter
Sheridan Morley, Theatregoer, 2001
How The Other Half Loves
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 29 May 2009
To Be Frank
Simon Walker, Leeds Guide, June 2009
Playwright Returns To The New Vic With An Old Friend
Zita Collinson, The Sentinel, 4 September 2009

Reviews (world premiere)

A Comedy That Can Romp To Success
Gerard Dempsey, Daily Express, 1 August 1969
New Ayckbourn Comedy Is Hilarious
Scarborough Evening News, 1 August 1969
How The Other Half Loves
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 1 August 1969
A New Comedy By Alan Ayckbourn
The Stage, August 1969
Three Without Dividing Line
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 1 August 1969

Reviews (Pre-London try-out 1970)

Social Fun Of Dining Room Farce
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 19 March 1970
On This Week At Leicester
The Stage, 2 April 1970

Reviews (London premiere, 1970)

Infidelity - It's Just A Conjuring Trick
Herbert Kretzmer, Daily Express, 6 August 1970
Tries Hard, Could Do Better
Peter Lewis, Daily Mail, 6 August 1970
3 Couples In A Farce Of Fine Confusion
Eric Shorter, 6 August 1970
It's Absurd, But I Laughed Like A Lunatic
Evening Standard, 6 August 1970
How The Other Half Loves
B.A. Young, Financial Times, 6 August 1970
Alan Ayckbourn
Philip Hope-Wallace, The Guardian, 6 August 1970
Comedy Of Verve And Ingenuity
Thomas Quinnn Curtis, International Herald Tribune, 7 August 1960
Shows Abroad
New York Times, 19 August 1970
How The Other Half Loves
The Observer, 9 August 1970
How The Other Half Loves
Helen Dawson, Plays And Players, October 1970
Theatre
Jeremy Kingston, Punch, 12 August 1970
How The Other Half Loves
Sunday Telegraph, 9 August 1970
How The Other Half Loves
Sunday Times, 9 August 1970
All The Fun Of The Incident
Irving Wardle, The Times, 6 August 1970

Reviews (40th anniversary revival, Scarborough, 2009)

How The Other Half Loves
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 13 June 2009
A Sir Alan Who Really Does Have People Skills
Clare Brennan, The Observer, 14 June 2009
Other Halves Add Up To A Great Whole
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 11 June 2009
Masterly Execution Of Classic
Sue Wilkinson, Scarborough Evening News, 10 June 2009
How The Other Half Loves
Kevin Berry, The Stage, 23 July 2009
How The Other Half Loves
Ron Simpson, whatsonstage.com, 11 June 2009

Reviews (London Revival, 2016)

How The Other Half Loves
Laura Jones, Broadway World, 6 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves - Still a tour de farce
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail, 1 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves - Revel in Ayckbourn's Timeless Genius
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph, 1 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, 1 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, 3 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves - Hilarious Ayckbourn, fresh & fighting
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 1 April 2016
Ayckbourn's Adulterous Romp Is A Hilarious Affair
Neil Dowden, The Londonist, 6 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Mark Shenton, London Theatre, 1 April 2016
Ayckbourn's Vintage Comedy Of Adultery Remains A Funny Affair
Claire Alllfree, Metro, 4 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Paul Bailey, The Oldie, June 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Mark Shenton The Stage, 1 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Libby Purves, theatrical.com, 31 March 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 4 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 2 April 2016
How The Other Half Loves
Michael Coveney, whatsonstage.com, 1 April 2016

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.