Season's Greetings: Further Reading

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Published Editions

Season's Greetings
Samuel French Ltd, 1981, ISBN 0573114013
Season's Greetings
Faber, 2010, ISBN 978-0571273478 (also available as an ebook)


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.69-73 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.187-188, 195-196 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.151-156 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.86-87 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.25, 46 (Northcote House, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.100, 123-125 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Sidney Howard White: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.127-130 (Twayne Publishers, 1984, ISBN 080576870X)
* indicates out of print


The First Reading
Scarborough Evening News, 5 September 1980
Genius At Work
Lynne Curry, Scarborough Evening News, 25 September 1980

Reviews (world premiere)

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Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 27 September 1980
Masterful Changes Of Mood
Iain Meekley, Scarborough Evening News, 26 September 1980
Season's Greetings
David Jeffels, The Stage, 9 October 2009
Crisp And Witty New Play
David Jeffels, Yorkshire Evening Press, 27 September 1980
Things Are Not What They Seem
Yorkshire Gazette, 6 November 1980
Season's Greetings
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 26 September 1980

Reviews (London premiere - Greenwich Theatre / Apollo Theatre transfer)

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Country Life, 18 February 1982
A Family Hell On Earth
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 5 February 1982
Deft, Deadly Ayckbourn
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 29 January 1982
Heartache Under The Christmas Tree
Charles Spencer, Evening Standard, 1 February 1982
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Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 29 January 1982
New Plays
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 18 February 1982
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The Observer, 7 February 1982
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Charles Spencer, Plays And Players, May 1982
Ayckbourn Disguised Pessimist
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 4 February 1982
Knowing When To Stop
Sunday Telegraph, 2 April 1982
Season's Greetings
Irving Wardle, The Times, 29 January 1982

Reviews (London revival - National Theatre 2010)

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Sam Marlowe, The Arts Desk (online), 10 December 2010
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Gary Naylor,, 14 January 2011
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Mark Shenton, Daily Express, 13 December 2010
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Quentin Letts, Daily Mail, 9 December 2010
Catherine Tate Unwraps Fine Farce For Season's Greetings
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard, 9 December 2010
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Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 13 December 2010
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Michael Billington, The Guardian, 9 December 2010
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Michael Coveney, The Independent, 9 December 2010
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Kate Bassett, Independent On Sunday, 12 December 2010
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Franco Milazzo, The Londonist, 22 December 2010
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Peter Brown, London Theatre Guide (online), 9 December 2010
Season's Greetings
Robert Tanitch, Morning Star, 13 December 2010
A Tragedian Despite Himself?
Gina Allum, New Statesman, 15 January 2011
Derek Jacobi's Close-Up 'King Lear'
Matt Wolf, New York Times, 14 December 2010
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Susannah Clapp, The Observer, 12 December 2010
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John Thaxter, The Stage (online), 9 December 2010
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Sunday Times, 19 December 2010
At Each Other's Throats
Clive Hirschhorn, Theatre News Online, 13 December 2010
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Libby Purves, The Times, 10 December 2010
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David Benedict, Variety, 9 December 2010
Comic Christmas Crackers
Paul Levy, Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2010
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Michael Coveney,, 9 December 2010

Reviews (Revival - Stephen Joseph Theatre 2019)

Season's Greetings
Wendy Pratt, Northern Soul, 1 August 2019
Laugh-Aloud Ridiculousness
Clare Brennan, The Observer, 1 September 2019
Season's Greetings
Eve Luddington, On Yorkshire, 2 August 2019
Welcome Revival
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 4 August 2019
Season's Greetings
Rom Simpson, Reviews Hub, 3 August 2019
Glorious Gift
Sue Wilkinson, The Scarborough News, 8 August 2019
Summer Season's Greetings
Andrew Liddle, Yorkshire Times, 2 August 2019

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.