Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays: Further Reading


Published Editions

Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Faber, 1989, ISBN 0571141609
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Samuel French Ltd., 1994, ISBN 0573050988

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.225-226 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.242-3 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Bernard F. Dukore: Alan Ayckbourn – A Casebook*
pp.5 (Garland Publishing, 1991, ISBN082405759
* indicates out of print

Articles

Alan Plugs Into The Hi-Tech Kids
Jeannie Swales, Scarborough Evening News, 23 November 1988
Child's Play
Stephen Biscoe, Yorkshire Post, 16 December 1988
Children In Mind
Jonathan Croall, StageWrite, 6 March 1991
The First Stage
The Independent, 10 February 1993
Not Just A Class Matter
The Times, 10 February 1993
Not Exactly Child's Plays
Kenneth Rea, The Guardian, 2 March 1993

Reviews (world premiere)

Maze Plays
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 6 December 1988
Fun And Games In An Amazing Maze
Jeannie Swales, Scarborough Evening News, 1 December 1988
Little Faces Full Of Amazement
Eddie Burton, Scarborough Mercury, 3 December 1988
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
David Jeffels, The Stage, 2 February 1988
Lost For Words
Timothy Ramsden, Times Educational Supplement, 16 December 1988
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
MikePark, Top Trader, 2 December 1988
Dazzling Display
Robert Beaumont, Yorkshire Evening Press, 9 December 1988

Reviews (National Theatre 1993)

Silencing The Majority
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 8 March 1993
Mr A's House Of Delights
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 8 March 1993
Barking Madness
Michael Arditti, Evening Standard, 5 March 1993
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times, 6 March 1993
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 6 March 1993
A Choice Evening
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 8 March 1993
Theatre
Jewish Chronicle, 29 January 1993
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Sunday Telegraph, 6 March 1993
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Sunday Times, 7 March 1993
Sound Idea, But The Wrong Side Won
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 8 March 1993

Reviews (London premiere - Polka Theatre 1989)

Giving The Stalls A Say
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 6 November 1989
Child's Play
Sara O'Reilly, Time Out, 1 November 1989
Ayckbourn For Kids
David McGillivray, What's On, 18 October 1989

Reviews (Revival, Stephen Joseph Theatre 1993)

Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
David Jeffels, The Stage, 27 January 1994

Reviews (Revival, Stephen Joseph Theatre 2006)

Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 9 December 2006
Choose This For Fun And Clever Show
James Hanley, Scarborough Evening News, 6 December 2006
Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays
Kevin Berry, The Stage, 21 December 2006

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.