A retelling of HG Wells’ classic sci-fi tale, The Invisible Man will incorporate "comedy music hall performance" 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.
Set design is by Paul Farnsworth, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting by Jason Taylor, music by Steve Edis, sound by Gareth Owen and choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane. The Invisible Man is booking until 13 February 2011.
Directed by Travis Preston using Kenneth McLeish’s translation, the play centres on Halvard Solness (Dillane), who has reached the pinnacle of his career. When Hilde Wangel (Arteton), a bewitching young woman, arrives to collect a decade-old debt, she breathes new life into his professional pride. But as Halvard completes his architectural masterpiece, will Hilde be the Master Builder’s ultimate downfall?
Joining Arterton and Dillane in the cast are Patrick Godfrey as Knut Brovik, Emma Hamilton as Kaja Fosli, Anastasia Hille as Aline Solness, John Light as Ragnar Brovik and Jack Shepherd as Doctor Herdal. Designs are by Vicki Mortimer with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by John Leonard.
The Master Builder runs until 8 January 2011.