Time Of My Life: Further Reading


Published Editions

Time Of My Life
Faber, 1993, ISBN 0571169902
Time of My Life
Samuel French Ltd, 1994, ISBN 057301907X

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.145-151 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.255 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.50-52 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country – Second Edition
pp.154-157 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.131-139 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
* indicates out of print


Articles

Playwright Who Makes A Meal Of His Work
Lynne Greenwood, Daily Telegraph, 10 April 1992
Food For Thought!
Scarborough Evening News, 14 April 1992
Alan's Moments Of Truth
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 17 April 1992
Taking The Audience To A Knife-Edge
Nicole Cohor, Western Mail, 31 May 1993
Alan Ayckbourn: The Time Of His Life
Mary Blume, International Herald Tribune, 20 July 1993
New Play By Ayckbourn Is At The Next Table
Robin Stringer, Evening Standard, 27 July 1993
Alan Ayckbourn: TIme Of My Life
Simon Murgatroyd, SJT Circular, February 2013
Alan Ayckbourn Still At A Busy Stage Of Life
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 9 June 2013
We Can't Enjoy The Here And Now
Will Ramsey, Hull Daily Mail, 12 June 2013

Reviews (world premiere)

Time's Three Card Trick
Gerry Dempsey, Daily Express, 2 June 1992
Ayckbourn Plays Nasty Tricks
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 23 April 1992
Time Of My Life
David Murray, Financial Times, 23 April 1992
Time Of My Life
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 24 April 1992
Time Of My Life
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 19 August 1992
Time Of My Life
The Independent, 26 April 1992
Ayckbourn Eavesdrop
Anne Iredale, Driffield Times, 30 April 1992
Time Of My Life
David Jeffels, Northern Echo, 23 April 1992
Tensions Beneath A Family Reunion
Gillian Enlund, Scarborough Evening News, 22 April 1992
Time Of My Life
David Jeffels, The Stage, 28 May 1992
Time Of My Life
Sunday Times, 26 April 1992
Separate Tables At The Ayckbourn Trattoria
Jeremy Kingston, The Times, 24 April 1992
A Smashing Time
Mike Park, Top Trader, April 1992
True Confessions
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 22 April 1992
Time Of My Life
Howard Nurse, Yorkshire Evening Post, 23 April 1992
Time Of My Life
Alfred Hickling, Yorkshire Post, 23 April 1992

Reviews (London premiere)

Theatre
Michael Billington, Country Life, 19 August 1993
Sadly, All The Fun Of A Family Get-Together
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 4 August 1993
A Party We've All Been To Before
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 27 July 1993
Time To Be Cruel
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 5 August 1993
Time Of My Life
Malcolm Rutherford, Financial Times
Bitter Woman And Weak Men Looking For A Good Time
Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard, 4 August 1993
Manna From Scarborough
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 5 August 1993
Dinner Dancing
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 5 August 1993
Theatre
Irving Wardle, Independent On Sunday, 8 August 1993
The Time Of My Life
Martin Hoyle, Mail On Sunday, 8 August 1993
Time Of My Life
The Observer, 8 August 1993
Time Of My Life
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 19 August 1993
Birthday Dinner With Venom On The Menu
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 8 August 1993
Theatrecheck
Sunday Times, John Peter, 8 August 1993
Theatre
John Gross, Sunday Telegraph, 8 August 1993
Time Of My Life
Time Out, 11 August 1993
It's My Party And I'll Cry If...
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 4 August 1993
Time Of My Life
Matt Wolf, Variety, 16 August 1993
Time Of My Life
Graham Hassell, What's On, 11 August 1993

Reviews (Scarborough revival, 2013)

Time Of My Life
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 1 July 2013
Time Of My Life
Jonathan Brown, The Independent, 12 June 2013
Time Of My Life
Robert Gore-Langton, Mail On Sunday, 15 July 2013
Time Of My Life
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 13 June 2013
Melancholy Times At Opening Play
Sue Wilkinson, Scarborough News, 13 June 2013
Time Of My Life
Kevin Berry, The Stage (online), 12 June 2013
Time Of My Life
Ron Simpson, whatsonstage.com, 2 July 2013

Reviews (New York premiere)

Ayckbourn Ensemble
Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly, 12 June 2014
A Gotta-See Alan Ayckbourn Festival
David Finkle, Huffington Post, 12 June 2014
Farcials: Time Of My Life
Fern Siegal, Huffington Post, 12 June 2014
Antics Pierced By Angst
Ben Brantley, New York Times, 13 June 2014
Ayckbourn Ensemble
David Gordon, theatermania.com, 11 June 2014
Sadness With A Smile
Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal, 12 June 2014

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.