Henceforward...: Further Reading

This page contains details of publications & articles relating to Henceforward…. The information is for research purposes & the website is unable to provide copies of the articles listed.

Published Editions

Faber, 1987 ISBN 057115185X
Samuel French Ltd, 1988, ISBN 0573016917
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 1
Faber, 1995, ISBN 0571176801


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.114-120 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.228-233 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.193-199 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.48 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.68-70, 127-128 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
pp.79-81 (Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.112-115 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.129, 146-151 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.124-6, 148-150 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
* indicates out of print


New Directions
Jeannie Swales, Scarborough Evening News, 29 July 1986
American Premiere
Ann Holmes, Houston Chronicle, 4 October 1987
Alan Ayckbourn - Technically Speaking
John Offord, Lighting And Sound International, 1 February 1988
Alan Finds The Right Balance
Ian McFarlane, Cambridge Evening News, 13 May 1988
The Synclavier And The Stage
John Walters, Music Technology, 1 November 1988
Happy Families
Quentin Curtis, The Observer, 13 November 1988
Future On The Line
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 22 November 1988
Ayckbourn Between The Acts
Caroline Suter, Country Homes And Interiors, 1 December 1988
Humour From The Dark Side
Barbara Isenberg, Los Angeles Times, 10 November 1991
Alan Ayckbourn Goes Back To The Future Forty Years On
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 9 September 2016

Reviews (world premiere)

Grave New World
Charles Osborne, Daily Telegraph, 1 August 1987
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 5 August 1987
Follow That Tune
Tim Brown, The Guardian, 1 August 1987
Noises On And Off
Mark Lawson, The Independent, 7 August 1987
Dehumanising Technology
Rod Dungate, International Herald Tribune, 18 September 1987
The Observer, 9 August 1987
Ayckbourn Goes Hi-Tech
Jeannie Swales, Scarborough Evening News, 31 July 1987
David Jeffels, The Stage, 9 August 1987
Ayckbourn's Lethal Mixture
John Peter, Sunday Times, 2 August 1987
Irving Wardle, The Times, 3 August 1987
Role Model
Timothy Ramsden, Times Educational Supplement, 11 September 1987
Top Trader, 6 August 1987
Bleak And Chilling Look At Our Future
Robert Beaumont, Yorkshire Evening Press, 7 August 1987
Systems Fail Human Love
Jill Parkin, Yorkshire Post, 1 August 1987

Reviews (London premiere)

Jane's Not In It For The Kinks!
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 22 November 1988
What A Funny Old World When The Robots Take Over
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 22 November 1988
At Home With Robots
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 23 November 1988
A Cutting Look At Hi-Tech Trap
Robert Shelton, Evening Argus, 1 November 1988
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 22 November 1988
NAN And Superman
The Guardian, 22 November 1988
Two Bleak Parables For Our Times
Peter Jenkins, The Independent, 18 January 1989
Soft-Hearted Robots
Peter Kemp, The Independent, 23 November 1988
Ayckbourn Farce: Bleak And Futurist
Sheridan Morley, International Herald Tribune, 30 November 1988
New Plays
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 6 December 1988
A Family Robot
The Listener, 1 December 1988
Prying Eyes
Milton Shulman, London Evening Standard, 22 November 1988
Future Imperfect
Kenneth Hurren, Mail On Sunday, 27 November 1988
Caroline Heslop, Midweek, 8 December 1988
And Thence Backward
Michael Ratcliffe, The Observer, 27 November 1988
Matt Wolf, Plays And Players, January 1989
Future Indefinite
Sheridan Morley, Punch, 9 December 1988
Ayckbourn Triumphs Again
Christopher Grier, The Scotsman, 26 November 1988
Machine Maid
Christopher Edwards, The Spectator, 3 December 1988
Man And Machine In Disharmony
Paul Chand, The Stage, 1 December 1988
Superb Ayckbourn With A Chilling Edge
Sunday Express, 27 November 1988
Laughter And Foreboding From Alan Ayckbourn
D.A.N. Jones, Sunday Telegraph, 27 November 1988
Techno Thrills In A Material World
John Peter, Sunday Times, 27 November 1988
Time Out, 30 November 1988
Future Shock
Irving Wardle, The Times, 22 November 1988
Genius Among Robots
Val Sampson, Today, 22 November 1988
A Barbarous World
John Lahr, Vogue, March 1989
The West End
Wall Street Journal, 27 November 1988

Reviews (2016 revival)

Alan Ayckbourn's Sci-Fi Hit Still Feels Eerily Prescient
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph, 14 September 2016
Ayckbourn's Vision Of The Future Still Bleakly Eerie
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 14 September 2016
Gilly Collinson, Northern Echo, 14 September 2016
Darkly Funny Ayckbourn Revival
Clare Brennan, The Observer, 18 September 2016
Our Verdict On Alan Ayckbourn's Henceforward…
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 23 September 2016
Ron Simpson, The Reviews Hub, 14 September 2016

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.