Invisible Friends: Further Reading


Published Editions

Invisible Friends
Samuel French Ltd, 1991, ISBN 0571144764
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 2
Faber, 1998, ISBN 0571194575

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.243 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.226 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.152 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
* indicates out of print

Articles

Gently Nurturing A Growing Audience
Simon Cherry, Daily Telegraph, 17 November 1989
Children In Mind
Sarah Hemming, The Independent, 6 March 1991
Alan's Invisible Asset
Annalena MacAfee, Evening Standard, 8 March 1991
Play Time With Ayckbourn
Elizabeth Grice, Sunday Express, 10 March 1991
Plotting Success
Reva Klein, The Times, 15 March 1991

Reviews (world premiere)

Invisible Friends
B.A. Young, Financial Times, 1 December 1989
Invisible Friends
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 25 November 1989
A Dream Becomes A Nightmare
Gillian Enlund, Scarborough Evening News, 24 November 1989
Invisible Friends
David Jeffels, The Stage, 4 January 1990
Moral Mischief For All The Family
Robert Hewison, Sunday Times, 26 November 1989
Perilous Escape From The Glums
Harry Eyres, The Times, 4 December 1989
Lucy's Luck
Timothy Ramsden, Times Literary Supplement, 8 December 1989
Touch Of Magic From Ayckbourn
Bob Tolliday, Yorkshire Evening Press, 24 November 1989
Invisible Friends
Bob Keogh, Yorkshire Post, 25 November 1989

Reviews (London premiere)

Rose-Coloured Comedy Is More Than Perfect
Wendy Monk, Birmingham Post, 16 March 1991
Invisible Friends
Lyn Gardner, City Limits, 21 March 1991
Theatre
Michael Billington, Country Life, 28 March 1991
Lucky Lucy's Slob Story
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 15 March 1991
Masterly Writing Is Child's Play
Daily Mail, 19 March 1991
Emma's Funny Spell Is Magical
Tony Purnell, Daily Mirror, 8 March 1991
Ayckbourn's Comic Nightmare
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 15 March 1991
The Devils You Know
Milton Shulman, 14 March 1991
Invisible Friends
Malcolm Rutherford, Financial Times, 14 March 1991
Child's Play
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 15 March 1991
Keeping Things In The Family
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 15 March 1991
Invisible Friends
International Herald Tribune, 20 March 1991
Invisible Friends
Gwyn Morgan, Plays And Players, June 1991
The Invisible Scam
Rhoda Koenig, Punch, 27 March 1991
Charmed Life Of Lucy
Christopher Grier, The Scotsman, 18 March 1991
Seeing Is Believing
The Stage, March 1991
Invisible Friends
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 17 March 1991
Invisible Friends
Sunday Telegraph, 17 March 1991
Familiar Fantasies
Sunday Times, 17 March 1991
Invisible Friends
Jane Edwardes, Time Out, 20 March 1991
Invisible Friends
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 14 March 1991
Not In Front Of The Grown-Ups
Lindsay Duguid, Times Literary Supplement, 22 March 1991
Come Back Bunbury...
Graham Hassell, What's On, 20 March 1991

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.