The Invisible Man

Altered States/Marc Parry



Using H. G. Wells’ ‘The Invisible Man’ as source material to produce an initial 2-person promenade performance addressing issues including Deafness, homelessness and age using the theme of ‘invisible people’ on the streets.

The Invisible Man

The audience will be introduced to and witness a living, breathing ‘invisible man’ who is controlled, guided and in the custody of his doctor. The man will initially appear to be a solid form but interaction with the character will reveal an empty, translucent man as bandages and clothing are slowly removed. The performance will use various techniques of communication including recorded sound, gestures and movement, leading the audience to address and question their current outlook on the various ‘invisible people’ they currently ignore in the streets around them.

Altered States/Marc Parry:

Altered States is a new company founded by established performer Marc Parry.

Marc has worked as a performer and creator in outdoor and site-specific arts for 19 years and has helped develop various projects within other companies.

Marc began in outdoor arts by creating a small 2-person static piece of street theatre when a student for the Streets Ahead festival in 1999. He has helped devise, and perform in, a large-scale touring production for Avanti Display and helped devise, produce and perform in an outdoor street theatre installation for Artizani (Bees, the Colony) I also regularly work as a freelance performer and creator for many outdoor arts companies including: Artizani, Avanti Display (The Spurting Man), Larking About, Walk The Plank, Manchester Art Gallery/MOSI, and The Circus house Manchester.

Creation and Production Credits:

James McPherson (Artizani) construction, direction and dramaturg.

Claire Fildes (Axiel Dance) Choreography and movement direction.

Bill Palmer (Avanti Display) Sound/multimedia advice.

Dr Dave Southall (Dr Southall’s Medicine Show) Electronic engineering and fabrication.

Nick Betney (MD ARTZU Gallery) Visual Art and aesthetic advice.

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.