Neighbourhood Watch (Ayckbourn play)
|Written by||Alan Ayckbourn|
|Date premiered||13 September 2011|
|Place premiered||Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough|
|Subject||Taking the law into own hands, authoritarian ideals|
The play centers around a brother and sister who innocently set up a Neighbourhood Watch group following petty crime from a nearby estate, only for the group to go out of control and become an authoritarian force controlling the lives of the people they are supposed to protect.
Critics were generally favourable with Michael Billington from The Guardian calling it "highly ambitious" and "biliously funny" while The Daily Telegraph and The Stage also gave it positive reviews.
- "Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website". neighbourhoodwatch.alanayckbourn.net. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- Billington, Michael (13 September 2011). "Neighbourhood Watch – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Neighbourhood Watch, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, review". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
- "Critics praise Alan Ayckbourn play Neighbourhood Watch". BBC News. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
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