Communicating Doors: Further Reading

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Published Editions

Communicating Doors
Faber, 1995, ISBN 0571176828
Communicating Doors
Samuel French Ltd, 1996, ISBN 0573017409


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.157-163 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.263-274 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Albert Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country – Second Edition*
pp.160-163 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)


Opening The Door Into A New Playground
Alfred Hickling, Yorkshire Post, 1 February 1994
Seaside School For Talent
Robert Gore-Langton, Daily Telegraph, 5 February 1994
Much Ado About Something
Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune, 30 March 1994
First Person Singular: Alan Ayckbourn
Tim Sheridan, Stagebill, 1 April 1994
The Serious Side Of Ayckbourn's Comedy
Betty Mohr, River North News, 21 May 1994
Past & Present
Deidre O'Brien, Paint It Red, 1 July 1995
Farce Where Evil Lurks
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 4 August 1995
Ayckbourn's Back And It's About Time
Cassandra Jardine, Daily Telegraph, 12 August 1955
A Conversation With Ayckbourn
John Offord, Lighting And Sound International, 1 May 1996
Comedy Knight
Sam Whitehead, Time Out, 6 August 1998
'I See No need To Stop Just Yet'
Bristol Evening Post, 26 May 2011 (website)
'My Head's Mostly Still Working...'
Natalie Hale, Western Daily Press, 26 May 2011

Reviews (World Premiere)

Michael Billington, Country Life, 17 February 1994
Miss Whiplash Meets Up With Murder
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 4 February 1994
Drama When The Veneer Cracks
Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times, 5 February 1994
A Gentle Triumph
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 8 February 1994
Communicating Doors
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 4 February 1994
The Skull Beneath The Farce
Irving Wardle, Independent On Sunday, 6 February 1994
Sad Case Of A Predictable Crowd Pleaser
Andrew Norfolk, Scarborough Evening News, 3 February 1994
Out Of Time
John Peter, Sunday Times, 13 February 1994
Past Master
Jeremy Kingston, The Times, 4 February 1994
Tense Time Trip
Mike Park, Top Trader, 10 February 1994
Audience Put In Suspense By Women In Suspenders
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 3 February 1994
Communicating Doors
Alfred Hickling, Yorkshire Post, 4 February 1994

Reviews (London Premiere)

Sheer Suspense And Suspenders
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 8 August 1995
How The Past Master Lost His Way In A Time Machine
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 8 August 1995
Ayckbourn Time-Travels Back To His Best
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 8 August 1995
Acting Aside, It's A Waste Of Time And Space
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, 8 August 1995
Communicating Ayckbourn
Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times, 8 August 1995
School For Dead Wives
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 9 August 1995
Whips, Chains And A Future Imperfect
David Lister, The Independent, 8 August 1995
Fantasy Thriller Is Time Well-Spent
Today, 8 August 1995
Communicating Doors
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 9 August 1995
Communicating Doors
Robert Hanks, Independent On Sunday, 13 August 1995
Trading Futures
Louise Doughty, Mail On Sunday, 13 August 1995
Communicating Doors
The Observer, 13 August 1995
Travelling Into Confusion
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 10 August 1995
Time Warp Tangle
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 13 August 1995
Murderous Time Warp
John Gross, 13 August 1995
Open To Question
John Peter, Sunday Times, 13 August 1995
No Time Like The Past Or The Future
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 9 August 1995

Reviews (Revival, Stephen Joseph Theatre, 2010)

Communicating Doors
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 2 September 2010
Communicating Doors
Georgina Brown, Mail On Sunday, 29 August 2010
Communicating Doors
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 18 August 2010
Chilling Stage Performances From An Outstanding Cast
Jenny Drewery, Scarborough Evening News, 14 August 2010
Communicating Doors
Kevin Berry, The Stage, 11 August 2010
Communicating Doors
Jeremy Kingston, The Times, 12 August 2010
Communicating Doors
The Week, 4 September 2010
Communicating Doors
Hannah Giles,, 10 August 2010

Reviews (London revival, Menier Chocolate Factory, 2015)

Communicating Doors
Marianna Swain, The Arts Desk, 14 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail (online), 15 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Ben Lawrence, Daily Telegraph, 14 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times, 17 May 2015
Communicating Doors - Alan Ayckbourn's Time Travellers Foil Murder
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 14 May 2015
Communicating Doors - Creaks Like A Rusty Hinge
Holly Williams, The Independent, 14 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Mark Shenton, The Stage (online), 14 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Christopher Hart, Sunday Times, 17 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 14 May 2015
Communicating Doors
Michael Coveney, What On Stage (online), 14 May 2015

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.