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Production images: Robert Catto

THE TIME MACHINE is a boys’ own adventure.  Now at the Playhouse, NIDA theatres,  it is written as a one-man play by Frank Gauntlett and based on the novella by HG Wells (1895).  It is of its time and acceptance rather than critique, and a bravura performance, will keep you in your seat.  Growing up, the topic of H Rider Haggard often came up at the dinner table once my father had pushed me to read his favourite writer.  Immersion in the Victorian adventure genre helps, as does an understanding of the roots of science fiction and of speculative writing and it doesn’t hurt to have a vague knowledge of the Utopian ideas that Wells attacks in the novella.    Continue reading THE TIME MACHINE: A CLASSIC WORK RESPECTED