Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne – 21-25 March

The cast of the upcoming comedy re-telling of the HG Wells classic The Time Machine is announced and includes Michael Dylan (The Stage Award 2022 for Wilf), Dave Hearn (founding member of the Olivier Award-winningMischief Theatre) and Amy Revelle (Offside)ThisUK premiere is a fast-paced and wise-cracking retelling of the world-famous novel by HG Wells, written by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, directed by Orla O’Loughlin, it comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from 21-25 March.

From the acclaimed award-winning production team Original Theatre, in association with New Wolsey Theatre, the team behind the smash hit comedy The Hound of the Baskervilles and the award-winning Original Theatre who delivered Agatha Christie’s The Mirror Crack’d and Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, this is an adaptation like no other.

When the world of science fiction and science fact collide extraordinary and mind-boggling things can happen. Audiences can expect the most surprising and unforeseen consequences as they go on a roller coaster journey through time. Warning: may contain show tunes!

Dave Hearn is an actor and founding member of the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre the team behind the Goes Wrong shows. His recent credits include: Magic Goes Wrong (West End 2019); The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway, West End & UK/International Tour – winner of Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2015 and What’s On Stage Awards 2014), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (BBC1, West End/UK Tour), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (West End), The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1), Christmas Carol Goes Wrong (BBC1), Magic Goes Wrong (Comic Relief  BBC1).

Michael Dylan won The Stage Edinburgh Award for Acting Excellence 2022 for his role in Wilf (Traverse Theatre). His other stage credits include: Donny’s Brain (Traverse) One Man Two Guvnors (Royal National Theatre, UK and Ireland Tour), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith).

Amy Revelle’s theatre credits includeOffside (UK 2022 Tour) and The Possibility of Colour (2022 Manchester Tour). Film credits include Kopparberg And A Cheap Bikini, Homie, Grief, Valerie, Chicklit and Lovely Day.

Don’t miss The Time Machine (A Comedy) at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 March, nightly performances at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm. Tickets priced from £23.50, selected concessions available, to book see www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk or call 01323 412000. Age guidance: 10+.