After a cancelled run at The London Library due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our eerily prescient re-imagining of The Time Machine by HG Wells took audiences across the world on a journey through shifting timelines.
Adapted for Zoom, this production incorporated research on our future from The Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities into Jonathan Holloway’s script and given a retro, disco, Charlie Brooker Bandersnatch vibe through Natasha Rickman’s direction.
Our audiences were divided through the show with some receiving invitations to join alternative realities and given the option at the end to either be a part of changing our future for the better or to sit back and watch the world deteriorate.
“You can almost hear the hum of concentration as we collectively will ourselves into a different, better time.” The Guardian
“There is lots of interest here. The playfulness can be engaging as the show frolics around ideas about what time travel might do…” Stagedoor
“A highly entertaining evening which raises some interesting questions about societal choices and benefits from perfect timing that means it hits incredibly close to home.” The Family Stage
“A special piece of theatre, not just for the Sci Fi nerds out there, but anyone that wishes to go on an adventure….the performance remains enticing and intriguing until the last beat.” ★★★★ Within Her Words
“A thought-provoking and bang-up-to-date production that is so zeitgeisty it feels like the zeitgeist itself.”
“We ventured onwards into reading rooms, archives, places where we could sit in comfy leather seats and beanbags. I really enjoyed it and time flew by in a flash” Number 9
Natasha Rickman – Director
Jonathan Holloway – Writer
Ryan Dawson Laight – Set and Costume Designer
Ashley Bale – Lighting Designer
Matt Eaton – Sound Designer
Stuart Read – Videographer
Jonny Keeley – Sound Associate
Paul (P.K.) Taylor