Chance to see Invisible Man on Pavilion stage
THE Invisible Man is to make a dramatic appearance in Porthcawl next month.
Ignition Theatre’s new production of the HG Wells’ classic novel will be at the Grand Pavilion on Friday, June 8.
Adapted by Derek Webb, the production is described as “a fastpaced hilarious adaptation”.
Webb said: “There are lots of comic moments in the original novel but I wanted to accentuate them and make it relevant and accessible for a modern audience. Above all, I wanted to do what theatre does best – use the audience’s imagination to be part of the event.”
Stefan Pejic who plays Griffin, the Invisible Man himself, together with four other characters, is an accomplished actor as well as a magician and comedian. James Scannell who plays a busty landlady and a further four characters was nominated for Best Actor in the 2018 Wales Theatre Awards. And Andrew Lennon, playing five different characters, was described as “brilliant” by the Wales Arts Review for his part in the recent revival of Philip Burton’s Granton Street.
HG Wells is seen by many to be the father of science fiction. His early novels such as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man caused sensations in their day and still resonate today.
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.
Webb hopes his version of The Invisible Man hits the spot, and while injecting a great deal of humour, he has opted to keep broadly with the original plot and also tried to retain some key points that Wells makes.
The Invisible Man is at The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on June 8. Visit ignitiontheatre. org.uk/2018-tour
The Invisible Man will be at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl on Friday, June 8