The Invisible Man

The cast certainly seems to be having a good time in this determinedly jolly
but dated revival of the late Ken Hill’s 1991 spoof adaptation of H.G.Wells’
famous thriller.

There are corny jokes and innuendo, stock stereotypes
(from pipe-smoking bluestocking to buxom innkeeper) and magic tricks galore,
but this tale of mysterious goings on in the Sussex village of Iping is too
long and the slapstick too repetitive to completely sustain interest.

Still, Ian Talbot’s musical hall style production with its intentionally
rough and ready feel boasts a splendid comic performance from Jo
Stone-Fewings as a silly ass Squire, Gerard Carey’s lovesick vicar is good
value, too, and with glass or more of festive cheer beforehand and a helping
of seasonal indulgence, this alternative to panto will doubtless pass


Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU
020 7907 7060
Tube: London Bridge
Until 13th February
£33.50 & Meal Deals available £40.00

– Louise Kingsley