The Invisible Man returns after 19 years!
Ken Hill’s adaptation of H.G. Wells The Invisible Man with spectacular effects by Paul Kieve completed a successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from November 24, 2010 to February 13, 2011.
‘Illusionist Paul Kieve is the invisible genius of British theatre…in an age when the theatre loves to show that it has nothing up its sleeve, Kieve restores our faith in the power of illusion.. (and) leaves you in a state of baffled pleasure’
Michael Billington, The Guardian
‘The production is a pageant of illusion, teeming with magic. His bandages pulled off, Griffin really does seem to disappear; the audience actually gasped.’
Rachel Cooke, The Observer
“The production’s secret weapon is Paul Kieve, a master of stage illusions.”
Charles Spencer, The Telegraph
“Paul Kieve’s illusions .. convincing and ..brilliant”
Libby Purves, The Times
‘Paul Kieve’s magic comes into its own here… as knives and pistols are brandished, books flung, drawers rifled through and cigarettes smoked – all by forces unseen.’
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
‘Kieve’s illusions may be the star feature of this production, but it would be wrong to give away any of the surprise effects that are as humorous as they are special.’
Paul Vale, The Stage
‘Paul Kieve’s visual illusions are wizard’
Kate Bassett, The Independent
‘Tingly trompes l’oeil from illusionist Paul Kieve’
Brian Logan, Variety
‘Nifty tricks by illusionist Paul Kieve ..’
Ray Bennett, Hollywood reporter.
‘Paul Kieve’s wizard stage tricks’
Caroline McGinn, Time Out