Following a successful run in 2016, Torben Betts’s Play, Invincible, will tour the UK for a second time, commencing in January 2017.

The tour will kick off at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 24th January 2017.

Invincible, written by Torben Betts, follows two characters, Emily and Oliver, whose middle class lifestyle gets shifted when they move to a small town house in London. One night they open their front doors to their neighbours, Dawn and Alan, and the night ends in tragic, yet comedic consequences.

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

Artistic director of The Original Theatre Company, Alastair Whatley, who also stars as Oliver, said: “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.”

Further details of dates and locations are still to be announced.

More about Torben Betts

Torben Betts, screenwriter and playwriter, studied English Literature and English Language at Liverpool University.

He later became the resident dramatist at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in 1999. 

Liz Lochhead, poet and dramatist, said Betts “is just about the most original and extraordinary writer of drama we have.”

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