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Invincible returns for 2017 tour

One show that saw plenty of success in 2016 has been brought back for a 2017 tour.

The Original Theatre Company has announced that, due to popular demand, its production of Torben Betts’s critically acclaimed INVINCIBLE will tour the UK for a second time. The 2017 tour opened at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 24 January 2017.

Alastair Whatley, Emily Bowker and Graham Brookes will reprise the roles of Oliver, Emily and Alan respectively. Elizabeth Boag joins the 2017 tour as Dawn.

Artistic Director of The Original Theatre Company, Alastair Whatley, said of the second UK tour, “We are delighted to be taking Invincible back on the road in 2017. Torben’s state of the nation comedy reached out to audiences across the UK in 2016 with his vision of a nation divided, cleft in two down the Watford Gap. We look forward to navigating the play through post Brexit Britain in 2017.”

With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England.  One night, they open their doors to their next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan.  Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art, class and culture collide, resulting in consequences that are both tragic and hilarious.

INVINCIBLE had its world premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond in 2014 and transferred later that same year to St James Theatre, London. Invencible, a Spanish version of INVINCIBLE, has just begun a nine-month tour of Spain, starring Spanish film actress Maribel Verdu.

Website: www.originaltheatre.com – Facebook: www.facebook.com/OriginalTheatre – Twitter: @OriginalTheatre

2017 TOUR SCHEDULE

24 – 28 January Royal & Derngate, Northampton 01604624811 – www.royalandderngate.co.uk

31 Jan – 4 February Derby Theatre 01332593939 – www.derbytheatre.co.uk

8 – 10 February Cast Doncaster 01302303959 – Castindoncaster.com On sale

16 – 18 February Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 01484430528 – thelbt.org

22 – 25 February Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 01723370541 – www.sjt.uk.com

1 – 4 March Cambridge Arts Theatre 01223503333 – www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

7 – 11 March Palace Theatre, Southend 01702351135 – www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk

15 – 18 March Harrogate Theatre 01423502116 – www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

21 – 25 March Lichfield Garrick Theatre 01543412110 – www.lichfieldgarrick.com

28 – 30 March Theatre Royal Brighton 08448717650 – www.atgtickets.com/brighton

4 – 15 April New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under- Lyme 01782717962 – newvictheatre.org.uk

Elizabeth Boag as Dawn and Graeme Brookes as Alan in INVINCIBLE, credit Manuel Harlan