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"The Invisible Man" by HG Wells adapted by Derek Webb

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Note - there is flashing lighting in this production

The thought of invisibility – and the advantages it could bring to someone – is one which has captured the imagination of millions since the classic HG Wells' story was first published in 1897. "The Invisible Man" has been adapted many times for the screen, but rarely for the stage. This is a brand new, fast-moving, and very funny adaptation.

The thought of invisibility also gives rise to plenty of visual gags with characters – and audience – being invited to imagine objects that patently aren’t visible.

But, while injecting a great deal of humour, the adaptation keeps broadly with the plot of the original book and retains some key points that Wells makes; the novel highlights some of the economic and political problems that preoccupied him throughout his career. And many are still relevant and resonate today. For example, the Invisible Man uses his invisibility to steal money from banks – from the ‘faceless’ bankers who themselves move money invisibly. In our age of offshore banking and all sorts of money-laundering schemes, we hardly need to be reminded that the circulation of money can be mysterious even without a literally invisible man behind it.

All in all, 'The Invisible Man' is. as they say, "A must-see".

Performances
Sat9th Jul7:30PM
Wed13th Jul7:30PM
Thu14th Jul7:30PM
Fri15th Jul7:30PM
Sat16th Jul2:30PM
Sat16th Jul7:30PM
Wed20th Jul7:30PM
Thu21st Jul7:30PM
Fri22nd Jul7:30PM
Sat23rd Jul2:30PM
Sat23rd Jul7:30PM
2022

An amateur production by arrangements with Stagescripts Ltd


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