New Twist on The Invisible Man as HG Wells Story Tours South Wales Venues

The Invisible Man is touring during autumn 2022 when Black RAT Productions and Blackwood Miners’ Institute present a brand-new original comedy based on the HG Wells sci- fi novel with nods to the classic 1933 film starring Claude Rains. The show has been created especially for Welsh venues and is supported by Arts Council of Wales.

The tour of Wales begins on October 4 and runs until November 17 visiting 17 venues across the country. Brought to life in Black RAT’s unique physical comedy style, The Invisible Man is written and directed by Richard Tunley with original songs by Kieran Bailey and illusions created by Stefan Pejic.

The energetic and multi- talented cast of four: Zoe Davies, Jemima Nicholas, Ryan Owen and Sam Jones are to perform all 20 roles in the production with hilarious consequences, using physical comedy, song, improvisation, magic and illusion to re-tell the classic story in a new setting. 

The plot is set in Wales during 1933 when the film The Invisible Man is terrifying cinema audiences worldwide. The very small workforce of the Aberllanpencwm Workingman’s Hall, which doubles up as a bingo hall and cinema, are welcoming audiences, excited for a screening of the newly released film. Due to technical difficulties the cinema employees are forced to tell the tale themselves. Events unfurl and strange things begin to happen. Are these simply coincidences or because of the Invisible Man himself?

Director Richard Tunley is delighted to take Black RAT back on the road again to entertain the people of Wales with their special brand of fast paced comedy. Richard said “I can’t wait to share The Invisible Man with audiences across Wales. This time we have a brand-new production which combines comedy, illusion and a new take on a classic story told by an exceptionally talented cast of four. Like many theatre companies, we had to take a break so it will be extra special to be performing to audiences on our autumn tour once again.”

The production is designed by Sean Crowley and Ruby Brown with lighting design by Robin Bainbridge and has an age suitability of 12+

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