Before Dr Who and Back to the Future there was THE TIME MACHINE

A brand-new production of THE TIME MACHINE will be staged in Sydney from Wednesday 11 April 2018 at the NIDA Playhouse Theatre. Written by Sydney playwright Frank Gauntlett, THE TIME MACHINE is a one-man play based on the novella by HG Wells, the story that heralded a century of science fiction.

Regarded as one of Frank Gauntlett’s finest pieces, THE TIME MACHINE recounts the experiences of the scientist known only as ‘Time Traveller’, who has spent years perfecting a device which allows him to journey forward in time. When the scientist tests his device, he travels to 802,701 AD and finds humanity seemingly living in balance with nature, but at some cost to itself. With its mix of science fiction and fantasy, this cautionary tale remains a vibrant examination of human kind’s place in the bigger scheme of things.

From the producer of the critically-acclaimed productions of Freud’s Last Session and Blonde Poison, this new production sees the incomparable Mark Lee (Gallipoli, A Place To Call Home) reprise the role of ‘Time Traveller’. He follows in the footsteps of a stellar line of Australian actors who have also played the role – Rod Taylor and Guy Pearce. Gareth Boylan directs this irresistible classic.

Travel 800,000 years into an amazing future where horror and wonder mingle in a spectacle not to be missed.

‘From first to last the narrative never lapses’Sydney Morning Herald

a remarkable work’- The Daily Telegraph

There have been films, TV shows, radio plays, comic books and stage-plays, but this highly anticipated new production of THE TIME MACHINE will show why this is a must see, timeless masterpiece.

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THE TIME MACHINE by Frank Gauntlett
Starring Mark Lee
Directed by Gareth Boylan
Produced by Adam Liberman
Set design by Derrick Cox
Sound design by Michael Waters
Lighting design by Martin Kinnane
Production management by Frank Harlow
Image artwork for projections by John Kratovil
Stage management by Madelaine Osborn

Venue: NIDA Playhouse Theatre, 215 Anzac Parade Kensington*
Season: 11 April – 2 May 2018
Times: Tues, Thursday, Friday 7.30pm, Wed 7.00pm & 9.00pm, Sat 2pm and 7.30pm
Price: From $40.50**

* Free on-site parking after 6.30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. Entry via Day Avenue Kensington. Public transport readily accessible.

** Transaction fees apply


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