Way Upstream: Further Reading

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Published Editions

Way Upstream
Samuel French Ltd, 1983, ISBN 0573115044


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.73-79 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.189-194, 198-199, 204-207 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.156-163 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.88-92 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.45-48 (Northcote House, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.130-134, 149-153 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Daniel Rosenthal: The National Theatre Story
(Oberon Books, 2013, ISBN 978-1840027686)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.125-128, 162-166 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
Sidney Howard White: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.131-134 (Twayne Publishers, 1984, ISBN 080576870X)
* indicates out of print


How To Sail A Real Boat Onto Stage
John North, 13 October 1981
Upstream On Stage
Lynne Curry, Scarborough Evening News, 8 October 1981
Still Hoping For Heroes
Bryan Appleyard, The Times, 18 August 1982
Why Boat Comedy Is Up Creek Again
Lynda Murdin, Evening Standard, 1 October 1982
How Three Men In A Boat keep New Comedy Afloat
Daily Mail, 5 October 1982
Gremlins Get In On Act
Lynda Murdin, Evening Standard, 13 December 1982
Revealed - Ayckbourn's Three Men In A Boat
Lynda Murdin, Evening Standard, 24 December 1982
Watery Spectacle Has Not Been Plain Sailing
Jenny Shields, Daily Telegraph, 11 January 1983
That Pioneering Spirit
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 24 January 1983
Water Challenge A Fantastic Success
Marie Daniels, Scarborough Evening News, 15 November 2003
You've All Been Wonderful, Darlings
Daniel Rosenthal, Sunday Times Magazine, 3 November 2013

Reviews (world premiere)

Ayckbourn Afloat
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 5 October 1981
Paul Allen, Drama, Sprint 1982
Way Upstream
Anthony Curtis, Financial Times, 14 October 1981
Way Upstream
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 5 October 1981
Nude-Look Ayckbourn
David Jeffels, Northern Echo, 5 October 1981
Nudity On Stage
Lynne Curry, Scarborough Evening News, Scarborough Mercury, 3 October 1981
Hermione Lee, Time Literary Supplement, 23 October 1981
A Cheeky End To New Play
David Jeffels, Yorkshire Evening Press, 5 October 1981
Creating Waves Of Enjoyment
Yorkshire Gazette, 15 October 1981
Way Upstream
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 5 October 1981

Reviews (London premiere)

Way Upstream
Country Life, 28 October 1982
All Hands To The Pumps
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 5 October 1982
Ayckbourn Sails In To A Success
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 5 October 1982
Way Upstream
Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 5 October 1982
Way Upstream
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 5 October 1982
Ayckbourn's Upstream Sinks
Sheridan Morley, International Herald Tribune, 13 October 1982
Disaster Downstream
David Nathan, Jewish Chronicle, 8 October 1982
New Plays
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 22 October 1982
All In The Same Boat
Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman, 8 October 1982
Way Upstream
The Observer, 10 October 1982
National Shipwreck
Sheridan Morley, Punch, 13 October 1982
Deep Waters
Mark Amory, The Spectator, 9 October 1982
Way Upstream
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 14 October 1982
Sailing Into Deep Water
Christopher Hudson, The Standard, 5 October 1982
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 10 October 1982
Way Upstream
Sunday Telegraph, 10 October 1982
Way Upstream
Sunday Times, 10 October 1982
Anthony Holden, Tatler, December 1982
Watery Grave
Irving Wardle, The Times, 5 October 1982
Unease At Armageddon Bridge
Ronald Hayman, Times Literary Supplement, 22 October 1982
That Sinking Feeling
What's On, 22 October 1982

Reviews (Revival, Stephen Joseph Theatre 2003)

Way Upstream
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 24 October 2003
Way Upstream
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 24 October 2003
Ayckbourn's Talent In Full Flow
Marie Daniels, Scarborough Evening News, 23 October 2003
Way Upstream
Dave Windass, The Stage, 6 November 2003
Way Upstream
Teletext, 24 October 2003
Way Upstream
Ian Watson, whatsonstage.com, 24 October 2003
Way Upstream
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 24 October 2003

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.