Invisible Friends: Significant Productions

This page contains details of significant productions of Alan Ayckbourn's Invisible Friends, such as the world and London premieres as well as Ayckbourn-directed revivals. It is not a complete list of productions given how frequently Alan Ayckbourn's plays are performed by professionals and amateur companies around the world.

World Premiere (1989)

First performance: 22 November 1989
World premiere: 23 November 1989
Final performance: 16 December 1989
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
Staging: Round

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Lighting: Juliet Nichols
Design: Geof Keys
Lighting: Jackie Staines

Stage Manager: Vaughan Curtis
Deputy Stage Manager: Natasha Betteridge
Deputy Stage Manager: Lynda Snowden
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Percival
Assistant Stage Manager: 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

London Premiere (1991)

Premiere: 13 March 1991
Final performance: 26 June 1991
Venue: The Cottlesloe, National Theatre
Staging: End-stage

Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Design: Roger Glossop
Lighting: Mick Hughes
Costumes: Lynn Clarke

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
Janet Dale
Bill Moody
Mark Benton
Claire Skinner
Simon Chandler
Robert Hands
All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.