As The Time Machine celebrates its 125th anniversary, delve into the secret corners of The London Library and travel through time to experience HG Wells’ prescient sci-fi classic as never before.
In Creation Theatre’s new production, writer Jonathan Holloway reimagines the novel to create a world in which time has fragmented, the present is endlessly shifting and the future is strange and uncertain. This surreal, psychedelic adventure draws on cutting edge research from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities to challenge our perceptions and raise important questions about time, society and the nature of human existence.
Innovative audio visual design will transform The London Library’s extraordinary building - where Wells was a member for over 50 years - to create a unique theatrical experience, with audience groups being led by their very own Time Traveller. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be provoked on this journey into the unknown.
The performance will take place in groups of up to 20, moving around various rooms in:
The London Library
14 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LG
Age Recommendation: 12+
Overall, The Time Machine experience is very engaging
A muddled, static story greatly enlivened by powerful performances
Eerily timely but incoherent site-specific adaptation of HG Wells' novella
There is lots to interest here
Natasha Rickman's direction maintains a jaunty intensity
Disastrously dull and calamitously wasteful