The Time Machine by H G Wells

Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 7:00 pm
posted by Sarabain
£8/U26 £4/Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £20
Lochside Community Centre Rankine Avenue Lochside Dumfries DG2 9NS

Can it be true? Can Man build such a machine that may speed along the dimension of Time to the very ends of the Earth? What wonders await in one million year’s Time? And what unspeakable dangers?

The Scientific Romance Theatre Company, including highly trained puppet actors, take family audiences on a thrilling ride through this tale of human folly, evolutionary change and social upheaval.

Working with classic bunraku puppets and utilising a strong, physical sketch comedy style, The Scientific Romance Theatre Company’s take on the HG Wells classic sci-fi tale takes family audiences on a thrilling ride through this tale of human folly, evolutionary change and social upheaval.

Created and performed by a multi-award winning team that includes Rick Conte (Dog from The Man who Planted Trees), Matt Rudkin (Naïve Dance Masterclass) and Deborah Arnott (Diary of a Madman, Caucasian Chalk Circle) with dramaturgy from one of Scotland’s foremost puppeteers, Shona Reppe and acclaimed children’s theatre maker, Andy Manley.

…it looks cool! There were some funny bits in it and there were some serious bits. And it’s got good, like, perception.  Jamie, aged 13, Broughton High School, Edinburgh.

Will the hour fly by, or will it seem like an eternity? Dare to discover the truth!

The show is aimed at family audiences from 7+. The book is on the general reading list of most UK schools and within its exciting narrative conveys themes related to social class and evolutionary change. There are frequent moments of humour to counteract some scary encounters with the Morlocks.