A Classic Science Fiction as a Thrilling One – Man Show

A Classic Science Fiction as a Thrilling One – Man Show

I have lived such days as no man has lived before…

This autumn Southport’s own Robert Lloyd Parry returns to The Atkinson with Nunkie Theatre Company’s brilliant and new adaptation of The Time Machine: An Invention by HG Wells.

1895. In a suburban garden, beneath a waning moon, a man lies dazed beside a remarkable machine.  He has a story to tell. An unbelievable story about the future that he insists is true.

Is it a joke? A prophecy? A dream?

‘A triumph of time travel…’ The Morning Star *****

H.G. Wells’ 1895 novella The Time Machine is credited with popularising the concept of time travel in literature, and it has influenced generations of subsequent science fiction writers. The story has inspired dozens of sequels, spin-offs and comic books, has been adapted twice by  Hollywood and has retained a prominent position in the public imagination, even if much of Wells’s original narrative has been forgotten.

Now this classic of science fiction is brought vividly to life by Robert Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Theatre Company in a thrilling one-man show that returns to the brilliantly imaginative, ground-breaking source.

‘Lloyd Parry is always absorbing’ The Times ****

Lloyd Parry is perhaps best known for his acclaimed retellings of the ghost stories of M R James. He played the author in Mark Gatiss’ documentary “Ghost Writer” shown on BBC2 on Christmas Day 2013.

In contrast to Nunkie’s simply staged, atmospheric productions of James’s supernatural tales, ‘The Time Machine’ features a full-sized realisation of the machine itself: a giant metronome designed and built by Factory Settings Ltd who created many of the giant props used in the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. It enables Lloyd Parry’s inventor to travel deep into the future where he discovers the sinister change that have been wrought by the intervening millennia on human civilisation.

‘Storytelling at its best’ The Stage

Was Wells’s Time Traveler the first Time Lord? You’ll have to see the show to make up your own mind.

‘The Time Machine is another unique production from Nunkie… a great adaptation of a well-known story…’ The Public Reviews ****

The Time Machine can be seen at The Atkinson on Saturday 17 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 / £10 concessions. To book please visit theatkinson.co.uk or call our Box Office team on 01704 533 333.

The Time Machine was developed with The Lowry and Harrogate Theatre and funded by Arts Council England.


Robert Lloyd Parry is available for interview. For availability, image, interview and review ticket requests please contact Emma.Lloyd@Sefton.gov.uk




Nunkie Theatre Company

The Time Machine By HG Wells

Adapted by Robert Lloyd Parry

Saturday 17 September


£12 (£10 concessions)

Posted on 19 August 2016 under General news

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