HG Wells's 1897 science fiction novella The Invisible Man told the story of Griffin, a scientist who manages to make himself invisible and then cannot make himself visible again.
This festive season the Menier Chocolate Factory turns Wells's story into a music hall romp for all the family. Special effects from illusionist Paul Kieve and tongue-in-cheek humour combine to tell the story of the 'ideous 'appenings that shook the bucolic village of Iping when the sinister Griffin arrived, wrapped in bandages and with a distinctly unsociable manner.
The Invisible Man is directed by Ian Talbot, the former Artistic Director of the Open Air theatre.
Among the high-profile cast is multi-Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress Maria Friedman, who returns to the Chocolate Factory where she previously presented her solo show Rearranged. Her work includes West End productions of Passion, Sunday In The Park With George, The Woman In White, The King And I at the Royal Albert Hall and Sweeney Todd.
She is joined in The Invisible Man by actor and former children's television presenter Gary Wilmot, television star Natalie Casey and Jo Stone-Fewings, who appeared in the West End production of The 39 Steps.
Cast & Creatives
- Maria Friedman, Natalie Casey, Jo Stone-Fewings, Gary Wilmot, Michael Beckley, Gerard Carey, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Christopher Gowin, Teddy Kempner, John Gordon Sinclair
- Ken Hill
- Ian Talbot
- Music by
- Steve Edis
- Sam Spencer-Lane
- Matthew Wright
- Lighting Designer
- Jason Taylor
- Gareth Owen
Menier Theatre (Menier Chocolate Factory)
- Menier Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, United Kingdom, SE1 1TE
- 020 778 1712
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- London Bridge
- Nearest train
- London Bridge
Off Site: There are red route disabled parking bays on Southwark Street (with time restrictions).
- How to book
- P: 0207 907 7060 F: 0207 378 1712 E: email@example.com
- Limited mobility
- The entrances to the cafe and the gallery areas both have 3 steps and automatic doors. There is a ramp to the right of the cafe entrance which leads to a fire door, which can be opened to give level access to the cafe, and from there the gallery can also be accessed.
- Access description
- Some access for wheelchair users. No services or facilites for sensory impaired people.
- Guide dogs policy
- Some access.
- There are 16 steps down to the male and female toilets, and 3 steps up to the theatre box office.
- Disabled toilets
- Yes. Kept locked, and has no alarm cord, but does have grab rails and a low level basin.
- Table service. Assistance with carrying.