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The Time Machine: A Comedy (NHB Modern Plays) - cover

The Time Machine: A Comedy (NHB Modern Plays)

John Nicholson, Steven Canny

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

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Summary

When the worlds of science-fiction and science-fact collide… extraordinary things can happen.
Dave is the great-great grandson of H.G. Wells, author of the 1895 novella The Time Machine, a book that foretold (with suspicious accuracy) the future of the human species. What if the ideas in that book weren't entirely fiction? Right now, Dave and his friends Amy and Michael must set out on a journey through time… the journey of a lifetime!
The Time Machine: A Comedy is (very loosely) adapted from H.G. Wells by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, whose previous adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles was a hit in the West End and subsequently for numerous companies worldwide. It was first produced in 2023 on a tour of the UK, before a run at Park Theatre, London, produced by Original Theatre and directed by Orla O'Loughlin.
Fast-paced and wise-cracking, this riotous retelling zips from the nineteenth century to the end of the world, and (with any luck) back again. It will suit any theatre company looking for a time-bending adaptation of a well-loved story – and a surefire audience-pleaser.
'Breathtaking… gloriously silly, unrestrained fun' - The Stage
'Exquisitely entertaining… thoroughly, ridiculously amusing' - Indiependent
'A rollercoaster ride through time and space' - What's On Bristol
Available since: 12/07/2023.
Print length: 88 pages.

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