Invisible Friends

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Invisible Friends
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Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Characters Lucy
Joy
Walt
Gary
Zara
Felix
Chuck
Date premiered 23 November 1989
Place premiered Stephen Joseph Theatre (Westwood site), Scarborough
Original language English
Subject Imaginary friends
Official site
Ayckbourn chronology
The Revengers' Comedies
(1989)
Body Language
(1990)

Invisible Friends is a 1989 children's play by the British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Often seen as a companion play to Woman in Mind, it is about a teenager, Lucy, who escapes her unhappiness with her own family by reviving her imaginary childhood friend, Zara. Lucy's family, however, do not approve of this imaginative thinking. Zara helps Lucy to make her family invisible, and Lucy feels much happier. However, Zara outstays her welcome and manipulates Lucy into catering and cleaning for her and her brother Chuck and father Felix. Lucy manages to defeat Zara, Chuck, and Felix and make her family visible again, and they begin to pay more attention to her.

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