R&D BUSH THEATRE

BASED ON THE PROLOGUE TO THE NOVEL THE INVISIBLE MAN BY RALPH ELLISON 

SYNOPSIS 

INVISIBLE MAN investigates the plight of individuals who feel that they are being marginalised by society despite their best efforts to secure inclusion.

The narrative focuses on one man’s final attempt to legitimise his humanity through the construction of a personal philosophy of self-imprisonment, metaphysical fantasy and subterfuge. 

I liked the merging of the verbal, physical, musical and BSL language at the service of a relevant subject. Well done and thanks for giving a great ‘kick off’ to our new studio.
— Omar Elerian, Associate Director, Bush Theatre
Fantastic aesthetic journey on many levels of marginalisation.
— Sue Williams, Senior Officer of Diversity, Arts Council England

Photography by Sarah Nunn

THE TREATMENT

Our theatricality will exist within three states of consciousness. These spheres of existence will be enhanced within a multidisciplinary approach to nourish specifically the psychedelic elements and nuances of our narrative.

Beautiful mix of theatre, music and minimal staging look forward to seeing the production.
— Jasmine Cullingford, Artistic Director
The collaboration of live music, sign language, and acting was amazing.
— Tracey Blackwood, Television Production Manager

INVISIBLE MAN R&D CREDITS                                                               Special thanks to The Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust Foundation