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Photo credit: Derren Brown (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

‘The Invisible Man’ stage adaptation in the works from Derren Brown

The production will premiere in autumn 2022.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

A new stage production of H.G.Wells' The Invisible Man is in the works, it has been announced. The award-winning illusionist Derren Brown and playwright Barney Norris are collaborating on the production, currently scheduled for a premiere in autumn 2022.

The Invisible Man is being produced by PW Productions. CEO's of PW Productions, Peter Wilson and Iain Gillie said: "Since our first meeting with Derren Brown in 2019, we've been really excited about this project. We know that in the hands of Derren and Barney Norris, it is going to be a completely compelling and thrilling piece of theatre."

Published in the late 19th century, H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man tells of Griffin, a scientist who invents a way to become "invisible" to the eye, but fails to make himself appear again. The Invisible Man has become a leading science fiction novel, and was last seen on a London stage at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2011, starring Maria Friedman and Gary Wilmot.

The Invisible Man is created by Derren Brown, a two-time Olivier Award-winning performer who has toured every year since 2003. A world-renowned illusionist, he's performed worldwide including a Broadway stint, and is working on his upcoming tour, Showman. Barney Norris will write the book, with previous credits including Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre.

The Invisible Man will open in autumn 2022, with details on a venue, casting and performance dates to be announced.

Photo credit: Derren Brown (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)


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