Just Between Ourselves: Further Reading


Published Editions

Just Between Ourselves
Samuel French Ltd, 1978, ISBN 0573112126
Joking Apart & Other Plays
Chatto & Windus, 1979, ISBN 0701124024
Joking Apart & Other Plays
Penguin, 1982, ISBN 0140481680

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.47-50 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.156-161 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.109-117 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Michael Billington: State Of The Nation
pp.274-278 (Faber, 2007, ISBN 9780571210343)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.26-27 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.98-101 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.42-45 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.77, 96 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Sidney Howard White: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.88-95 (Twayne Publishers, 1984, ISBN 080576870X)
* indicates out of print

Articles

Ayckbourn - Brilliance Among The Confusion
Keith Newton, Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, date TBC 1976
Farce For Farce Sake
Eileen Battersby, Irish Times, 3 April 1993

Programmes (download)

World premiere: Library Theatre, Scarborough (1976)

Reviews (world premiere)

Ayckbourn's Comedy Even Crueller
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 29 January 1976
Just Between Ourselves
Anthony Curtis, Financial Times, 30 January 1976
Just Between Ourselves
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 30 January 1976
Ayckbourn Does It Again
David Jeffels, Northern Echo, 29 January 1976
Just Between Ourselves His Black Is Beautiful
Iain Meekley, Scarborough Evening News, 29 January 1976
Scarborough 'Just Between Ourselves'
The Stage, 19 February 1976
British Pangs Of Comedy In An Ayckbourn Landscape
Yorkshire Evening Press, 16 January 1976
Just Between Ourselves
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 29 January 1976

Reviews (London premiere)

Smile - This Is Serious
Herbert Kretzmer, Daily Express, 23 April 1977
Just Between Ourselves - This Is A Masterpiece
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 21 April 1977
Ayckbourn Tries New Style Of Comedy
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 21 April 1977
Battle On The Home Front
Felix Barker, Evening News, 21 April 1977
Second Class Male
Milton Shulman, Evening Standard, 21 April 1977
Just Between Ourselves
B.A. Young, Financial Times, 21 April 1977
Between Ourselves
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 21 April 1977
Strindberg Of The English Suburbs
John Walker, International Herald Tribune, 24 April 1977
Smiling Through
Maeve Binchy, Irish Times, 27 May 1977
Just Between Ourselves
Jewish Chronicle, 29 April 1977
Just Between Ourselves
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 5 May 1977
Just Between Ourselves
The Listener, 28 April 1977
Only When We Laugh
Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman, 29 April 1977
Just Between Ourselves
The Observer, 24 April 1977
Theatre
Shirley Green, Over 21, July 1977
Just Between Ourselves
Julian Ebb, Plays And Players, June 1977
Laughter In The Dark
Sheridan Morley, Punch, 27 April 1977
Theatre
Kenneth Hurren, Signature, August 1977
Sweet Home
Ted Whitehead, The Spectator, 30 April 1977
Just Between Ourselves At The Queen's
Douglas Blake, The Stage, 28 April 1977
Between You And Me It's Awful
Bernard McElwaine, Sunday Mirror, 24 April 1977
Ruins In Suburbia
Frank Marcus, Sunday Telegraph, 24 April 1977
Mr Ayckbourn Changes Trains
Bernard Levin, Sunday Times, 24 April 1977
Just Between Ourselves
Tatler, June 1977
Just Between Ourselves
Irving Wardle, The Times, 21 April 1977
Absurd Persons
John Peter, Times Educational Supplement, 29 April 1977

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.