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A one-man show based on H G Wells' ground-breaking science fiction novel. UK Tour Autumn 2016. Literary storytelling at its best.
A one-man show based on H G Wells' ground-breaking science fiction novel. UK Tour Autumn 2016. Literary storytelling at its best.
102 backers pledged £3,041 to help bring this project to life.

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poster image for The Time Machine by Paul Lowe
poster image for The Time Machine by Paul Lowe

“I have lived such days as no man has lived before…”

1895. In a suburban garden, beneath a waning moon, a man lies beside a remarkable machine.

He has a story to tell.

A story of darkness and light. Of fire and fear. Of Eloi and Morlocks. An unbelievable story about our future that he insists is true…

Is it a joke? A prophecy? A dream?

***** A triumph... The Morning Star

In 2013 The Lowry, Harrogate Theatre and Art Council England supported me in the creation of The Time Machine, a new one-man show based on H G Wells’ pioneering science fiction novella. A script was written; a Time Machine was built, and the show toured the UK in 2014 to excellent reviews.

**** A gripping piece of solo theatre... The Reviews Hub

This year is the 150th anniversary of H G Wells’ birth and seems like a good time to revisit his early, career defining novel.

With a reworked script and production I have a 17 date tour of the UK booked for September / October 2016. But to pull it off I need to raise enough money to pay for a technician and printing costs for publicity material.

This is where I hope you can help.

**** Another unique production from Nunkie... The Public Reviews

Much is already in place: the show is tried and tested, the machine still works, I have committed interest from ten excellent venues in Southport, Shrewsbury, Buxton, Salford, Bath, Leeds, London, Woking, Cambridge and Hillingdon.

The technician I want to employ is someone I have worked with several times in the past and in whom I have absolute trust. Your pledges will allow me to pay her a fair wage for the rehearsal period and perfomances, and get a professional designer to produce publicity material - flyers and posters.

The Time Traveller with his Machine, photograph by Shelah Bidwell
The Time Traveller with his Machine, photograph by Shelah Bidwell

 

Risks and challenges

The venues are all in place, and the play is written and largely conceived.

The biggest risk is that the technician I want to employ might suddenly become unavailable. If this happened I have a number of reserves I could call upon.

Otherwise, I can see no plausible risks. If you pledge the money I need then I am confident that I will deliver a good show.

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    Signed A4 poster, programme and 10 x 7 photograph of Time Traveller on his Time Machine.

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    Four complimentary tickets to the show.

    A Nunkie Time Machine limited edition wall clock.

    A Nunkie M R James ghost story DVD of you choice. See www.nunkie.co.uk for what's available.

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    Signed A4 poster, programme and 5 x 7 photograph of Time Traveller on his Time Machine

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    Four complementary tickets to the show.

    A Nunkie Time Machine limited edition wall clock.

    A live performance of a Ghost Story by M R James in your bedroom / village hall / office...

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