A Chorus Of Disapproval: Further Reading


Published Editions

A Chorus Of Disapproval
Samuel French Ltd, 1985, ISBN 0573016208
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Faber, 1986, ISBN 0571139175
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 1
Faber, 1995, ISBN 0571176801

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.97-103 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.207-213 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.175-181 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Bernard F. Dukore: Alan Ayckbourn: A Casebook*
pp.173-176 (Garland Pub., 1991, ISBN 0824057597)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.99 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp. 85-88, 129-130 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.72-73 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.138-140 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.119-123, 145-147 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
A Chorus of Disapproval: A Study Guide
(Ebook: Gale Group, 2002, ISBN B00006G3BD)
* indicates out of print

Articles

Alan Plays On Our Funny Antics
Jane Lomas, Northern Echo, 21 April 1984
Absolutely Farcical
Michael Hickling, Yorkshire Post, 5 May 1984
Why We Like His Marriage Lines
The Standard, 26 July 1985
Crafty Chronicler Of Middle Mind
Nicolas Shakespeare, The Times, 27 July 1985
Bob Peck On Alan Ayckbourn
Bob Peck, Plays And Players, 1 April 1986
King Of Comedy
Steve Grant, Time Out, 18 June 1986
Colin Takes On A Mammoth Welsh Director
Michael Leech, The Stage, 19 June 1986
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 9 July 2004

Reviews (world premiere)

Ayckbourn On Target
Gerard Dempsey, Daily Express, 4 May 1984
Vintage Ayckbourn
Daily Telegraph, 4 May 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 4 May 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 4 May 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
The Observer, 17 June 1984
One of Ayckbourn's Best
Ryedale Mercury, 12 May 1984
Ayckbourn's Acrobatics Reveal Behind The Scenes Drama
Lynne Curry, Scarborough Evening News, 3 May 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
The Stage, 28 June 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Sunday Times, 6 May 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Anthony Masters, The Times, 4 May 1984
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Dave Barry, Top Trader, 3 May 1984
Greater Polish Needed Before This Will Shine
Mark Perrow, Yorkshire Evening Press, 4 May 1984
Theatres
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 4 May 1984

Reviews (London premiere)

A Chorus Of Disapproval
J.C. Trewin, Birmingham Post, 5 August 1985
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Barney Bardsley, City Limits, 9 August 1985
Chorus Of Laughter
Douglas Slater, Daily Mail, 5 August 1985
Ayckbourn
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 3 August 1985
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 2 August 1985
Art On Sleeve
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 3 August 1985
New Plays
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 15 August 1985
Begging For it
Jim Hiley, The Listener, 15 August 1985
Phantoms Of The Opera
Milton Shulman, London Standard, 2 August 1985
Anything For A Laugh
Victoria Radin, New Statesman, 9 August 1985
Beggaring Neighbours
Michael Ratcliffe, The Observer, 4 August 1985
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Martin Hoyle, Plays And Players, October 1985
Chorus Lines
Sheridan Morley, Punch, 14 August 1985
Middle Class Playing At Amateur Dramatics
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 8 August 1985
Almost The Birth Of A Classic
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 4 August 1985
Laughter All Round
Sunday Telegraph, 4 August 1985
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Sunday Times, 4 August 1985
Wham-Bam, Am-Dram
Pat Coyne, Theatregoer, September 1985
Painful Laughter
Irving Wardle, The Times, 2 August 1985
Taken With Adultery
Barbara Godlee, Times Literary Supplement, 16 August 1985
Theatre
Vogue, October 1985
A Rousing Chorus
What's On, 29 August 1985

Reviews (London transfer)

Chorusmaster On Song
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 17 June 1986
A Chorus Of Disapproval
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 14 June 1986
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 12 June 1986
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Nicholas de Jongh, The Guardian, 12 June 1986
New Plays
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 24 June 1986
Sublime Competence
The Listener, 19 June 1986
Such A Folly Lot
Brian Masters, London Standard, 16 June 1986
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Punch, 9 July 1986
Study In Contrasts
Rosemary Say, Sunday Telegraph, 15 June 1986
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 19 June 1986
Rare Evening Of Comic Exhilaration
Irving Wardle, The Times, 12 June 1986
Alan On Auto
Today, 17 June 1986

Reviews (Revival, Stephen Joseph Theatre 2004)

A Chorus Of Disapproval
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 22 July 2004
Professionals Are So Amateurish
Marie Daniels, Scarborough Evening News, 21 July 2004
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Dave Windass, The Stage, 29 July 2004
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Timothy Ramsden, whatsonstage.com, 3 August 2004
Play Trawls Muddy Waters Of Amateur Dramatics
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press 22 July 2004
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Linda Murdin, Yorkshire Post, 22 July 2004

Reviews (London revival, Harold Pinter Theatre 2012)

Rob Brydon Is A True Prop In Am-Dram Land in A Chorus Of Disapproval
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail, 28 September 2012
Stage Is Set For Singing Swingers
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 28 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, 28 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 30 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 28 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Matthew Ticker, Huffington Post, 1 October 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 28 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Kate Bassett, Independent On Sunday, 30 September 2012
A Chorus of Disapproval
Sam Smith, The Londonist, 30 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Matt Wolf, New York Times, 2 October 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Susannah Clapp, The Observer, 30 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Mark Shenton, The Stage, 4 October 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Sunday Times, 7 October 2012
Blissful Hilarity As The Show Has To Go On
Libby Purves, The Times, 28 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
David Benedict, variety.com, 30 September 2012
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Michael Coveney, whatsonstage.com, 28 September 2012

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.