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The Invisible Man – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Writer: H G Wells, adapted by Clem Garritty Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: Michael Gray H G Wells’ iconic novella lends itself to the screen rather than the stage. Only one notable theatrical adaptation, by Ken Hill, most recently seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Until now. This world premiere of a commission from Clem Garritty - Artistic Director of Kill The ...

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The War of the Worlds – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

A man stands listening to a short wave radio

Writer: Tin Robot Theatre based on the book by H G Wells Director: Adam Carver Reviewer: John Kennedy Given any successful extra-terrestrial alien invasion needs be predicated on said bug-eyed monsters having, in Wells’ words, ‘minds immeasurably superior to ours,’ it begs the question why his tripodal Martians didn’t think to have a flu-jab before trashing up Horsell Common. Wells’ fin-d’siècle apocalypse ...

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CD REVIEW: Half a Sixpence – 2016 London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Cameron Macintosh achieved universal acclaim when he brought Mary Poppins to the stage over a decade ago. And so it comes as no surprise that he has reunited the team behind it - writer Julian Fellowes and song writing team Stiles and Drewe - for a crack at reimagining another classic musical. Unlike Poppins, Half a Sixpence ...

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Half A Sixpence – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writers: Julian Fellowes (based on an original story by H. G. Wells) Original Music and Lyrics: Beverley Cross and David Heneker New Music and Lyrics: George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Director: Rachel Kavanaugh Choreographer: Andrew Wright Musical Supervisor/Conductor: Graham Hurman Reviewer: Bill Avenell This much-revised version of the 1960s musical, written as a vehicle for Tommy Steele and turned into ...

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Not About Heroes – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Stephen MacDonald. Director: Caroline Clegg Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Not About Heroes is one of the best performed lectures I have attended – but it isn't the finest theatre. Stephen MacDonald's story of the meeting and developing friendship of two of our best-loved war poets is crammed full of fascinating detail interlaced with the poignant words of Siegfried Sassoon and ...

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The First Time Machine – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Music: Greg Hall Director: James Williams Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Predating H. G. Wells' novel, The Time Machine, great great grandfather to Jem and Aidan Treays, Enrique Gaspar, wrote El Anacronopete in which he invented the very first time machine. Inspired by this, the brothers have created a fun and lively look at time travel and family history through contemporary dance ...

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The Time Machine: An Invention – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: H.G. Wells Adaptor: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4] Nunkie Theatre have taken a break from their usual spooky M.R. James plays, and have decided to adapt H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi ‘The Time Machine’. However, they have applied techniques used in their more nerve-wracking plays to create a very atmospheric piece. A mysterious man emerges from a strange ...

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