A tale of a Victorian time travel – HG Wells’ The Time Machine to be staged at Customs House in South Shields

Stephen Cunningham in The Time Machine.'Photo by Ben Guest photographer, Dyad Productions.
Stephen Cunningham in The Time Machine.'Photo by Ben Guest photographer, Dyad Productions.

The clock is ticking for people to catch new show, The Time Machine, when it comes to The Customs House.

The stage adaptation of HG Wells’ classic novel is Dyad Productions’ ninth original show in as many years, telling the story of a Victorian time traveller.

Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones and produced by Rebecca Vaughan, it stars Stephen Cunningham as the time traveller who transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future – from the fall of man to the end of the world.

Townend Jones said: “2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left?

“If civilisation falls today, what will become of us?

“Can we change the future, or has the end already begun?

“A philosophical journey, a nightmare adventure, a cautionary tale – this is the story of us all.”

Dyad Productions creates, produces and tours classic theatre with an innovative and contemporary emphasis.

The Time Machine, which premiered at Assembly during Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017, received five-star reviews and high praise.

Previous productions by the theatre company include Austen’s Women, which came to The Customs House last year, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve and Christmas Gothic.

The Time Machine comes to The Customs House on Thursday, October 4, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced from £13, are available from the box office on: 0191 454 1234 or online at: www.customshouse.co.uk