Invisible Friends (1989)

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Alan Ayckbourn
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Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)
Round

22 November 1989
23 November 1989
16 December 1989
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Alan Ayckbourn
Jackie Staines
Juliet Nichols
Geof Keys

Vaughan Curtis
Natasha Betteridge
Lynda Snowden
Sarah Percival
Marina Kilby
Character
Lucy Baines
Joy, her mother
Walt, her father
Gary, her brother
Zara, her invisible friend
Felix, Zara's father
Chuck, Zara's brother
Actor
Emma Chambers
Doreen Andrew
Bill Moody
Ian Dunn
Jennifer Wiltsie
Robin Bowerman
Sean Chapman

Notes

Invisible Friends is the second of Alan Ayckbourn's 'family' friends and is thematically related to Woman In Mind (1985). It shares the same central premise of the the protagonist having an imaginary friend (or family in the case of Woman In Mind). Alan subsequently joked he was rewriting his 'adult' plays for children.

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust