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The Time Machine - A Comedy


Venue: Everyman Theatre

From the eccentric comedy team behind the award-winning Original Theatre comes The Time Machine, a rolling comedy hot off the heels of its London theatre run. This show is an off-the-cuff comedy, using The Time Machine by HG Wells as a goldmine for potential time travelling hijinks.

If you’re looking for a faithful adaptation of the book, you won’t find one here, but this play offers tons of comedy, drama, and Cher tributes to keep you entertained.

George Kemp (Jack Absolute Flies Again and Bridgerton), Amy Revelle (Offside and Lovely Day), and Michael Dylan (Outlander and Muppets Most Wanted) give fantastic, engaging performances, and juggle scripted and non-scripted scenes with ease. George plays George, HG Wells' great-great-grandson, about to embark on an adventure like no other.

The first act centres around three actors who are preparing to perform The Importance of Being Earnest, until time travel shenanigans interrupt their plans. The first half of the show is comedic yet grounded, with the best scenes set in a Victorian parlour.

The second act is more dynamic, going wildly off-book and becoming more of an improv theatre, bringing in audience participation to hilarious effect. If you’re sat in the stalls, it’s very likely you’ll be called on, so dress to impress!

While wacky antics happen on- and off-stage, Michael Dylan steals the show, giving a comedic performance as well as interacting with the audience participants with a warm, friendly manner.


Please note that very bright lighting is used in this performance. The age guidance is 10+ and the cast repeat that this is a family show, but due to the language used throughout, I would recommend bringing family members aged 12 and over.

Overall, The Time Machine was a fun night out at the wonderful Everyman Theatre. The play runs from Tuesday 27th February to Saturday 2nd March, so get your tickets now!

Review by Leah



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