Before Dr Who and Back to the Future there was The Time Machine. Strange Duck Productions presents a brand-new production at the NIDA Playhouse Theatre for a limited season from Wednesday 11 April 2018.
Written by Sydney playwright Frank Gauntlett, this one-man play is based on the novella by HG Wells – the story that heralded a century of science fiction. 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 humankind’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. 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 timeless masterpiece.
Director: Gareth Boylan Starring: Mark Lee Set Design: Derrick Cox Sound Design: Michael Waters Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane Projection Artwork: John Kratovil Production Management: Frank Harlow Stage Management: Madelaine Osborn Producer: Adam Liberman
The Time Machine
NIDA Playhouse Theatre, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington
Season: 11 April – 2 May 2018
Information and Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au
Image: Mark Lee as the Time Traveller (supplied)