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".