The Divide: Further Reading

This page contains details of publications and articles relating to The Divide. The information is intended as a research tool and the website cannot able to provide copies of the articles listed.

Published Editions

The Divide (hardback)
(Alan Ayckbourn, 2019, ISBN 9781786364470)
The Divide (Limited edition signed hardback)
(Alan Ayckbourn, 2019, ISBN 9781786364463)
The Divide (Softback)
(Alan Ayckbourn, 2019, ISBN 9781786364487)


Unseen Ayckbourn
(Simon Murgatroyd, Lulu Books, 2016, ISBN 9781326820862)


Plays Brew In My Head For Anything Up To A Year And Then I Just have To Let Them Out
Mark Fisher, The List, 14 July 2017
Alan Ayckbourn: From Farce To Fierce Dystopian Epic
Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 22 July 2017
International Festival: Alan Ayckbourn Interview
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 29 July 2017
Master Playwright Happy To Leave His Future Tale In The Hands Of Others
The Herald, 8 August 2017
The Great Festival Divide - Why Ayckbourn's Latest Should Be Playing At The EIF
Richard Jordan, The Stage (online), 17 August 2017
Artists Are Being Used To Being Misunderstood
Mark Fisher, The Scotsman, 20 August 2017
Theatrical Giant
Chris Bond, The Press, 19 September 2017
After 83 Plays, Alan Ayckbourn Publishes His First Novel At 80 *
Nosheen Iqbal, The Observer, 1 September 2019

* Please note, this article has several significant factual inaccuracies. Please see the FAQs page.

Reviews (Gala Reading, 2015)

The Divide
Gilly Collinson, Northern Echo, 29 September 2015
The Divide
Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 29 September 2015

Reviews (Edinburgh International Festival, 2017)

The Divide
Patrick Marmion, Daily Mail, 18 August 2017
Alan Ayckbourn's New Epic Was More Punishment Than A Play
Dominic Cavendish, 12 August 2017, Daily Telegraph
Inordinate Ayckbourn Vision of Sexually Segregated Britain
Michael Billington, 13 August 2017, The Guardian
Past, Present & Future Tensions
Gordon Parsons The Morning Star, 17 August 2017
Edinburgh Theatre Review
Susannah Clapp, The Observer, 20 August 2017
The Divide
S.E. Webster, The Reviews Hub, 20 August 2017
The Divide
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 14 August 2017
The Divide
Lloyd Evans, The Spectator, 19 August 2017
Theatre Review: Edinburgh
Maxie Szalwinska, Sunday Times, 20 August 2017
The Divide
Natasha Tripney, The Stage, 12 August 2017
Give This A Miss
Ann Treneman, The Times, 14 August 2017
Alan Ayckbourn's The Divide
Frank Rizzo, Variety, 16 August 2017

Reviews (Old Vic, 2018)

The Divide
Nicole Ackman, Broadway World (online) 7 February 2018
A Lumbering Dud Has Become A Spry Delight
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph 8 February 2018
The Divide
Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 9 February 2018
The Divide
Tim Bano, The Stage (online), 8 February 2018
The Divide
Alex Sierra, The Arts Desk, 9 February 2018

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.