Private Fears In Public Places: Further Reading

This page contains details of publications & articles relating to Private Fears In Public Places. The information is for research & the website cannot provide copies of the articles listed.

Published Editions

Private Fears In Public Places
Samuel French, 2019, ISBN 978-0573116018
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 3 (contains Private Fears In Public Places)
Faber, 2005, ISBN 0571226884

For details of corrections to the Faber Plays 3 edition of Private Fears In Public Places, visit the
Publication Corrections page.


Albert-Reiner Glaap: New Landmarks In Ayckbourn Country
pp.30-33 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2014, ISBN 978-3868215007)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)


Sir Alan Blends It Like Beckham
Lynda Murdin, Yorkshire Post, 26 April 2004
SJT anxiety
Dave Windass, Artscene, August 2004
Alan Ayckbourn: Prolific Anachronism
Matthew Gurewitsch, Wall Street Journal, 9 June 2005
Here's A Thought... And Soon It's Another Play
Kristen Hohenadel, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2005
Obdurate Person Singular
Judy Meewezen, The Times, 2 January 2006
Brits Off Broadway: Ayckbourn takes Manhattan
Louise Jury, The Independent, 6 January 2006
J'Adore Scarborough
Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 6 July 2007
Alan Ayckbourn's Accidental Film Script
Jasper Rees, Daily Telegraph, 6 July 2007
Playwright Rarely At Loss For Words
Christopher Wallenberg, Boston Globe, 14 February 2010

Reviews (world premiere)

Private Fears In Public Places
Quentin Letts, Daily Mail,18 August 2004
Private Fears In Public Places
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 20 August 2004
Private Fears In Public Places
Dave Windass, The Stage, 2 November 2004
Private Fears In Public Places
John Peter, Sunday Times, 29 August 2004
Private Fears In Public Places
Phil Penfold, Teletext, 19 August 2004
Private Fears In Public Places
Sam Marlowe, The Times, 20 August 2004
Ayckbourn Cast Tied Up In Emotional Knots
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 18 August 2004
Private Fears In Public Places
Nick Ahad, Yorkshire Post, 20 August 2004

Reviews (New York premiere)

Alan Ayckbourn Takes A Lucid Look At Hidden Fears
Peter Santilli, Associated Press, 23 June 2005
Five Must See Plays
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News, 23 June 2005
The State Of The Union
Jenny McCarter, New York magazine, 4 July 2005
Ayckbourn's Private Fears reveal: Art Of British Restraint
John Heilpern, New York Observer, 16 June 2005
Deeper By The Half Dozen
Frank Scheck, New York Post, 23 June 2005
All Are Together, And Everyone Is Alone
Charles Isherwood, New York Times, 15 June 2005
Private Fears In Public Places
Michael Criscuolo,, 10 June 2005
British Troupe Embraces Characters
Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger, 15 June 2005
Private Fears In Public Places
David Rooney, Variety, 14 June 2005
Good Brits, Bad Brits
Terry Teachout, Washington Post, 24 June 2005
Hope And Fears: Ayckbourn's Brilliant Off-Broadway Beacon
Terry Teachout, Washington Post, 3 July 2005

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.