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Ian Talbot's revival of Ken Hill’s music hall version of HG Wells’ classic novel The Invisible Man opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory last night (23 November 2010, previews from 12 November), with a cast including Maria Friedman, Natalie Casey, John Gordon Sinclair and Gary Wilmot.

An eclectic range of first night guests included Ken Hill’s widow Toni Palmer, alongside Derren Brown, Peter Straker, Sylvester McCoy, Nancy Carroll, Hannah Waddingham and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.

TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF THE INVISIBLE MAN’s 1st NIGHT PHOTOS,
JUST CLICK ON THE "NEXT >" LINKS BELOW THE FOLLOWING FRAME.
PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.

 

This new staging of The Invisible Man, which continues until 13 February 2011, includes comedy music hall performance with magic and illusions by Paul Kieve, whose previous stage credits include The Lord of the Rings and The Witches of Eastwick at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The action is set in the rustic village of Iping, where the local inhabitants recount the mysterious happenings of the week that the sinister Griffin (John Gordon Sinclair) arrived wrapped in bandages and with a distinctly unsociable manner. Billed as a "comedy music hall spectacular, packed with magical entertainment", the show received its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1991.


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