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Invincible

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Overview

Produced by:
The Original Theatre Company and Ghost Light Theatre Productions
Dates:
June 01 - July 02, 2017
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

By Torben Betts
Directed by Stephen Darcy

With Elizabeth Boag, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes, and Alastair Whatley

With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle- class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England.

One night they open their doors and invite next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art; class and culture collide where the consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious.

From one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge since Alan Ayckbourn, Torben Betts, and produced by the award-winning Original Theatre Company comes this "riotously funny" production.

Elizabeth
Boag
Emily
Bowker
Graeme
Brookes
Alastair
Whatley
Photo Caption: Graeme Brookes and Elizabeth Boag in INVINCIBLE
Photo: Manuel Harlan
Photo Caption: Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes, Elizabeth Boag, and Alastair Whatley in INVINCIBLE
Photo: Manuel Harlan
Photo Caption: Elizabeth Boag and Alastair Whatley in INVINCIBLE
Photo: Manuel Harlan
Photo Caption: Emily Bowker and Alastair Whatley in INVINCIBLE
Photo: Manuel Harlan
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Producing Company

The Original Theatre Company

Operating and touring since 2004, The Original Theatre Company has toured extensively over all the UK. The company now stages three productions each year, playing in 2015 over 250 performances to nearly 100,000 people, as well as operating accompanying outreach and education work. Recent productions include national tours of Emlyn Williams’s Night Must Fall, Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path (2015 & 2016), and the award-winning (2013, 2014 &2015) tours of Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong adapted by Rachel Wagstaff.

Read more at: http://www.originaltheatre.com/


Reviews

"Superbly written...this show should absolutely be on your summer must-see list." - Broadway World

"Funny and poignant" - Theatermania

"A caustic comedy about country and class...the stuff of great theater" - The New York Times

"Wonderfully entertaining" - A Seat On the Aisle

"Every performance is pitch perfect...There are many great moments in Invincible, but in particular Betts does a wonderful job of connecting his layered, complex, damaged characters on multiple levels in unexpected ways" - WomanAroundTown

"Invincible offers plenty of opportunity for laughter in its clash-of-the-cultures comedy, but also surprises you with plenty of touching drama and food for thought." - Theater Is Easy

★★★★ "A refreshing, Ayckbourn-style comedy" - Daily Mail

★★★★★ "sharply observed bittersweet comedy...simply superb" - Stage Review