The Time Machine

Touring Scotland Spring 2018

17th February – Scottish Storytelling Centre, 2pm and 7pm £10/8/7.50 Buy Tickets

23rd February – CatStrand, New Galloway 7.30pm £8 Buy Tickets

24th February –  Lochside Community Centre, Dumfries 7pm £8/4 Buy Tickets

25th February –  Moniaive Village Hall, Dumfries and Galloway, 2pm £8/4 Buy Tickets

3rd March-          Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, 4pm £8 Buy Tickets

4th March-          Falkirk Town Hall, 2pm £7/6 Buy Tickets

17th March-        The Brunton, Musselburgh, 3pm Buy Tickets

MEDIA CONTACT – Rick Conte:   e:  t: 07828 040223


Can it be true?! Can Man build such a machine that may speed along the dimension of Time to the very end of the Earth?!

Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem. Has mankind created a social utopia free from need, or does something sinister lurk below? Combining bunraku style puppetry, melodramatic live action and a thrilling soundtrack, this fast paced adaptation of the sci-fi classic raises fascinating questions for enquiring minds aged 7 and above.

…it looks cool! There were some funny bits in it and there were some serious bits. And it’s got good, like, perception.

Jamie, aged 13, Broughton High School, Edinburgh.

HG Wells’ The Time Machine is widely regarded as the first work of modern Science Fiction.  A Scientific Romance, as he called it.   As much about class, wealth discrepancy, and man’s struggles against nature and fellow man, as it is about time travel, now is the time to revisit this story!  Especially as Wells’ works become public domain this year, 70 years after his death.

Our production stays true to the original text, without losing the chance to hi light difficult questions or missing timeless humour.

The Scientific Romance Theatre Company is made up of a multi award-winning team headed up by acclaimed puppeteer and devisor Rick Conte (“Dog” in The Man Who Planted Trees), Matt Rudkin (Naive Dance Masterclass) and Deborah Arnott (Diary of a Madman – Gate Theatre, Caucasian Chalk Circle – Royal Lyceum Theatre Company).

Sound design by Barney Strachan (The Man Who Planted Trees – Puppet State Theatre, Torn, Faux Theatre)

Lighting design by Laura Hawkins (Dance Derby, Njinsky’s Last Jump – Company Chordelia).

Directed by Andy Cannon (Is this a Dagger? – Andy Cannon with Red Bridge Arts, Black Beauty – Traverse Theatre & Red Bridge Arts)

Set Design by Rebecca Hamilton (Flight – Vox Motus)

Puppet created by Matt Rudkin.

Dramaturgy by Shona Reppe and Andy Manley

Hand Painted Image Projections by Daisy Jordon

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