29 Feb-5 April 2020 at The London Library.

This spring, The London Library is teaming up with Creation Theatre, the company that brought us Dracula, to host an exciting new theatre production.

As The Time Machine celebrates its 125th anniversary, delve into the secret corners of The London Library and travel through time to experience HG Wells’ prescient sci-fi classic as never before. 

Writer Jonathan Holloway reimagines the novel to create a world in which time has fragmented, the present is endlessly shifting and the future is strange and uncertain. This surreal, psychedelic adventure draws on cutting edge research from the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities to challenge our perceptions and raise important questions about time, society and the nature of human existence.

Innovative audio visual design will transform The London Library’s extraordinary building - where Wells was a member for over 50 years - to create a unique theatrical experience, with audience groups being led by their very own Time Traveller. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be provoked on this journey into the unknown. 



Seating & Prices

The performance will take place in groups of up to 20, moving around various rooms in The London Library.

Tickets: £32 - £35
London Library members: £28
Previews: £18

Recommended for age 12+

If you have any access requirements or suffer from vertigo, please contact us before booking.

Performance Dates

29 February – 5 April

Performances will take place Wednesday to Sunday.

On Wednesday to Saturday performances will begin at 7:00pm, 7:20pm, 7:40pm and 8:00pm.

On Sundays performances will be at 5pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm and 6pm.