Clem Garritty’s quirky adaptation of H.G.Wells’ The Invisible Man is set to appear for the first time at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch.
The premiere of the sci-fi classic, runs from October 27.
This new commission by the artistic director of Kill the Beast, uses H.G.Wells’ central theme of the pursuit of knowledge.
Griffin, a smart man exploring a strand of physics, ends up going mad at the potential power it gives him.
Clem breathes new life into the iconic novella by creating Lucy, a strong female counterpart to Griffin.
Set against a backdrop of Gothic, Victorian London, and completed with mystifying illusions and live music, this classic thriller is innovatively brought to life using Kill the Beast’s ‘anything is possible’ approach.
The cast includes Matthew Spencer (1984, Playhouse Theatre & International Tour; The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre & Tour); Paul McEwan (The Seven Acts of Mercy & The Two Noble Kinsmen, Royal Shakespeare Company) and Eleanor Wyld (Don Juan in Soho, Wyndham’s Theatre; The Alchemist, Royal Shakespeare Company).
The Invisible Man runs at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch from October 27 – November 18.