House & Garden: Further Reading

This page contains details of publications & articles relating to House & Garden. The information is for research & the website cannot provide copies of the articles listed.

Published Editions

House & Garden
Faber, 2000, ISBN 0571205933
House & Garden
Samuel French Ltd, 2003, ISBN 0573019789
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 4
Faber, 2011, ISBN 0573030227


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.190-201 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.307-311, 316-318 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Albert Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country - Second Edition*
pp.193-195 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)


Play Times
Lynda Murdin, Yorkshire Post, 1 January 1999
Holding A Mirror Up To Nature
Terry Grimley, Birmingham Post, 27 February 1999
Master Of The Middle Ground
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 10 April 1999
Alan Ayckbourn Plays At Seeing Double
Catherine Milner, Sunday Telegraph, 11 April 1999
Space To Play With
Mark Fisher, The Herald, 22 June 1999
Confessions Of A Movie Buff
Mark Shenton, Plays International, 1 July 2000
Running Drama
Mark Garfield, Mail On Sunday, 16 July 2000
Interior Designs
Mark Cavendish, Time Out, 25 July 2000
Fête Accompli
Douglas McPherson, What's On, 26 July 2000
Ayckbourn At The Double
Alan Strachan, Evening Standard, 2 August 2000
Let Me Through – I’m An Actor
Heather Neill, Daily Telegraph, 2 August 2000
Danger – Heavy Traffic Ahead
Daniel Rosenthal, The Independent, 2 August 2000
Upstairs And Downstairs
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, 5 August 2000
Round And Round The Houses
Simon Fanshaw, The Guardian, 5 August 2000
One Play, Two Stages, Once Cast... Too Much?
Stephen Fay, The Independent, 6 August 2000
The Middle Of The Ring
Paul Allen, House & Garden programme, National Theatre, 2000
A Diptych Of Comedy And Carnival
Stephanie Tucker, New Theatre Quarterly, 19 April 2006
2010 Tony For Lifetime Achievement: Alan Ayckbourn
Pat Cerasaro,, 10 June 2010 (website)

Reviews (world premiere)

Home Affairs
Tim Auld, Country Life, 9 July 1999
Ayckbourn Turns Comedy Inside-Out
Robert Gore-Langton, Daily Express, 3 July 1999
House & Garden
Michael Coveney, Daily Mail, 2 July 1999
Ayckbourn Has Fun With His Theatrical Train Set
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 22 June 1999
Ayckbourn Crafts A Stitch In Time
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 1 July 1999
Master Of Marital Pain
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 21 June 1999
Acting At The Double
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 23 June 1999
Ayckbourn Delights At The Double
Simon Murgatroyd, Scarborough Evening News, 21 June 1999
Two Plays Fit Like Jigsaw Pieces
Dave Windass, The Stage, 24 June 1999
House & Garden
Robert Hewison, Sunday Times, 27 June 1999
Single Cast In Double Delight
Nigel Cliff, The Times, 22 June 1999
Twin Peaks
Lynda Murdin, Yorkshire Post, 23 June 1999

Reviews (London premiere)

This Ayckbourn Lark Will Have You Seeing Double
Robert Gore-Langton, Daily Express, 10 August 2000
The Two Halves That Add Up To Another Ayckbourn Triumph
Michael Coveney, Daily Mail, 10 August 2000
Wizard Ayckbourn Pulls Off Double Stage Coup
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 10 August 2000
Double Triumph
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 10 August 2000
Ayckbourn Proves That Two Into One Does Go
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 10 August 2000
Nice House, Shame About The Garden
Kate Bassett, Independent On Sunday, 13 August 2000
Ayckbourn, Indoors And Out
Sheridan Morley, International Herald Tribune, 16 August 2000
No Joke, She Does Pass The Acid Test
Robert Butler, Mail On Sunday, 13 August 2000
House / Garden
Claire Allfree, Metro, 11 August 2000
Meet The Other Half...
Kate Kellaway, The Observer, 13 August 2000
Harmony Rules Within, Chaos Lurks Without
John Gross, Sunday Telegraph, 13 August 2000
Double The Trouble, But Too Clever By Half
John Peter, Sunday Times, 13 August 2000
Ayckbourn Double Bill Is Fated To Entertain
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 10 August 2000
Ayckbourn Serves Up Novel Domestic Duo
Matt Wolf, Variety, 14 August 2000

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.