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Invincible performance at Durham Gala

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 13.05.16Torben Betts’ critically acclaimed show Invincible is coming to Durham’s Gala Theatre in May.

Written by Betts, who recently adapted Get Carter for Northern Stage, and directed by Christopher Harper, The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmund’s production tells the story of Emily and Oliver, who decide to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the North of England as the recession hits hard.

They open their doors to neighbours Dawn and Alan and 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.

Appearing as Oliver will be Alastair Whatley, who directed Original Theatre Company’s last production staged at Gala – Birdsong, in 2014.

He will be joined by Emily Bowker, who appeared in Up Down Man at Salisbury Playhouse, as Emily; Graeme Brookes, who starred in A View From A Bridge and The Tempest at Colchester Mercury, as Alan; and Kerry Bennett, who has appeared in Casualty and the Calendar Girls national tour, as Dawn.

Having premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond in 2014 to critical acclaim, Invincible stops by Gala with performances from Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 May, at 7.30pm.

Robin Byers, service manager for place and experience at the theatre, said: “Betts has been described as ‘just about the most original and extraordinary writer of drama we have.’

“We’re really pleased that drama of this quality is being showcased at Gala, and takes its place among a season of high quality work of every genre.”

Tickets priced £12 to £15 are available by calling the Gala Box Office on 03000 266 600 or online at www.galadurham.co.uk

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