Ravensfield Theatre, Middlesex University, the Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT
Proper Job Theatre Company visit Middlesex University with their new show.
Inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel of the same title, The Shape of Things to Come is a poignant look at the history of the twentieth century and the history of the future, a future seen through Bertie’s eyes before he loses his sight.
All his life Bertie has flirted with the myth that he is related to H.G. Wells and he loves to share his own humorous predictions of the future with friends.
Bertie, now 57, has just been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and has been told that he’s going blind. Putting a positive spin on the prognosis, Bertie uses his dark humour to remain cheerful, sure that the future will hold a cure.
Herbert George Wells, known as H. G. Wells, was a famous English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.