Eastbourne Theatres production team return for a summer production like no other.
The Invisible Man promises all the trademark in-house treats plus this year magic and illusions. In a real coup for Eastbourne, internationally renowned magician and former president of the Magic Circle Scott Penrose will be working alongside the creative team to create a leading man who you can see straight through! Scott has an impressive history of creating illusion effects for numerous West End shows and Hollywood films and has also worked with Cirque du Soleil.
A cast of nine actors will bring to life the HG Wells classic with a sprinkling of mischievous comedy, music and mayhem delivering this delightfully engaging theatrical romp.
A sleepy Sussex village has an unexpected visitor, but clearly there is something very wrong with this stranger. What follows is a thrilling tale of daring adventure and unforgettable theatre.
This production is from the team responsible for The 39 Steps, Around the World in 80 Days, Return To The Forbidden Planet, One Man Two Guvnors and of course Eastbourne’s beloved Devonshire Park pantomimes.
The cast features: Suzie Chard (Oliver West End, Hard Cell, Netflix) is Mrs Hall and Frida, with Gillian Ford (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie West End, Mamma Mia UK tour) as Mrs Statchell, Brendan Hooper (The Importance Of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre) as Dr Cuss and Colonel Adeye, Devon-Elise Johnson (Titanic the Musical UK tour, Half a Sixpence, West End) is Millie, PC Jaffers and Dr Kemp are played by David Partridge (Mirror Crack’d – UK Tour), James Peake (Da Vinci’s Demons, Fox), takes the roles of The MC / Rev. Bunting / Teddy, Steven Pinder (Wicked, Brookside) is Squire Burdock. Taking the role of Griffin (The Invisible Man) is Phil Stewart (An Inspector Calls UK Tour, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Gielgud Theatre) with Ben Roddy (The Provoked Wife and Venice Preserved, RSC) (from 28 July to 17 August) and Adam Shorey (Aladdin, Devonshire Park) (from 18 to 26 August) as Marvel.
The creative team is led by director Chris Jordan, with illusions by Scott Penrose, set design by Julie Godfrey (How the Other Half Loves) and lighting by Chris Davey (Mathew Bourne’s The Car Man).
Not seeing, is believing!